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, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. 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 compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you select one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros with regard to the available packages that you could later install, but what's common between them is that they are really stable and reliable and have vast communities which 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. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure web hosting service. Depending on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also update the OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.