Every desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are installed on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, every single app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros with regard to the available packages that you can eventually install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free and they will not increase the price of your new server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you want to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.