An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program which is installed on a computer system operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what runs a web server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, because the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really secure and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of 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 plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free and they will not increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a big community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you would like to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.