An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all 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 generated 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 OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions feature three Linux releases that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the primary reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any application that you would like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have made a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.