Each personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input using 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, each application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we offer all three of them instead of only 1 as we realize that you may want to install some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you wish to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need to have another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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're free so they won't increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.