An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at once. Each and every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to go for one of our VPS server packages, you shall be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable 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 want to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace 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 reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a wider choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different apps may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a stable and secure hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.