An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications 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 to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to buy one of our VPS server plans, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some application with particular requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible packages that will enable you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created a large number of software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need another OS later, it will not 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 all patches that are released for it.