An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a PC. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications in case several run concurrently. Each program that is 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 can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three of them rather than just 1 as we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different applications may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.