An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux releases which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and risk-free and the primary reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run every app that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have created thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different applications could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe web hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you've selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.