Each and every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, together with any apps that are present on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, each and every application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you decide to go for one of our virtual private server packages, you will be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free and they won't increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.