An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer system. It controls the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at once. Each program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what commands a web hosting server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to buy one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are freely available and they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.