An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes 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

If you decide to buy one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular and most stable server OSs available 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 specific requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance 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 weekly by installing any security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the server as different apps could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a stable and safe web hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.