An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer system. It controls the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run simultaneously. Any program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans feature three Linux releases that you may select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and safe and the main reason to offer you the three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run every application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have developed a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they will not increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.