An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you choose one of our virtual private server plans, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the applications that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages regarding the available packages that you may afterwards install, but what's common between them is that they are really secure and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile packages which will allow you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license charges. All three have lots of developers that have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need another OS subsequently, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.