An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you shall be able to select one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with particular requirements with regards to the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible plans that will enable you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have a large number of developers that have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need some other OS later, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.