An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a PC. It handles how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you select one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, because the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available plans that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is that they are really stable and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will allow you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have lots of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.