An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It handles how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, along with the prioritization of applications when several run at the same time. Each program which is installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases which you could pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the primary reason to offer the three of them is to ensure that you can run each app that you'd like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall 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 Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with 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 known as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.