An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of applications in case several run at the same time. Any program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you choose one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages regarding the available plans that you could afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech 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 packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most stable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again 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 regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.