Each PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, together with any apps that are currently installed on your 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 app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We offer three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we offer all 3 instead of only 1 as we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall 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're different software programs you can install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you wish to use one and that is why we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones as each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.