An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through 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 servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most well-known and most stable server OSs on the market 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 app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that must 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've picked. We leave the possibility to change 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 reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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're absolutely free so they will not increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if 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 would like to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need a different one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.