An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It handles the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Each and every program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most stable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are freely available and they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you would like to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.