An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we offer all three instead of just 1 because we realize that you may want to install some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you want to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you'd like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free so they will not increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a vast community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much adaptability 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 if it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.