An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It controls how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Any program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you select one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has certain advantages in terms of the available plans that you could later install, but what is common between them is that they are very secure and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and safe hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also upgrade your OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.