An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created 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 OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

If you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you can afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're really secure and reliable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. When 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 couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will enable you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need a new OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches which are released for it.