An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of apps if several run at the same time. Every program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what runs a server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you select one of our VPS server packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're 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 could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros with regard to the available packages that you may eventually install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very stable and dependable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If 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 the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different apps can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure web hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.