Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, along with any applications that are installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, each application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you can afterwards install, but what's common between them is that they're very stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on the server as different applications can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.