An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using 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, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created 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

We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three instead of just one because we realize that you might want to install some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software applications you could install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free and they will not increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.