An Operating System is the basic software that controls a PC. It handles the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of apps if several run at once. Each and every program which is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, because the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you can afterwards install, but what's common between them is that they are very stable and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile plans which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers that have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a new OS later on, it won't 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 any patches that are released for it.