Each and every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a web server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're free and they will not increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a big community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you intend to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.