An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the primary reason to offer all three of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you would like, since different pieces of software have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a new OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different applications can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure hosting service. Based on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.