An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using 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 hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves 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, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you decide to go for one of our VPS server plans, you will be able to select one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different applications can have particular 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 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 if the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.