An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at the same time. Any program which is installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a web hosting server as well as 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 Servers

We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we provide all 3 instead of only one because we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're various software programs you may install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you want another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free and they won't increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the app that you intend to work with has certain 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 adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.