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

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you can later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really secure and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also upgrade the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.