An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer system. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web hosting server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you select one of our virtual private server packages, you'll have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of these three has certain pros with regard to the available plans that you may afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very secure and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding 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 select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.