An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of applications if several run at the same time. Each program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, 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 also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to purchase one of our VPS server plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some application with precise requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're free and they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a big community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.