An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run concurrently. Every program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using 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 Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you choose to go for one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

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