An Operating System is the basic software that manages a PC. It handles how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run at the same time. Any program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions come with three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the main reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have produced many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile packages which will enable you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a new OS subsequently, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are available for it.