Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are present on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a web server, any application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most popular and most stable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

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 so they won't increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you want to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.