An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We offer as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs on the market and we provide all 3 instead of only 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software programs you can install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free and they won't increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.