An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you as many as 3 different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs on the market and we provide all three instead of just one as we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software packages you may install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you need some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated 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 flexible plans that will let you install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on 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 machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are available for it.