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

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the possibility 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 re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.