An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers 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). Just like a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for 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 set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular and most stable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your server as different apps can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe web hosting service. Based on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.