An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We offer as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we provide all three of them instead of only one because we realize that you may want to set up some software that has 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 vast support community behind it and there're various software programs you may install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile solutions which will permit you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have numerous developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches that are available for it.