An Operating System is the basic software that controls a PC. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run at once. Each and every program which is installed on a computer functions 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 hosting field, the OS is what runs a web hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you choose to buy one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular and most stable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile plans that will let you install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have lots of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a new OS subsequently, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.