An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of applications when several run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux distributions that you could pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being absolutely free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the key reason to offer all three of them is to ensure that you will be able to run every application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have generated many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the server as different applications may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also update your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.