An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It handles how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, as well as the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Every program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions feature three Linux releases that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer all three of them is to ensure that you can run every application that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have generated thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free and they will not increase the low price of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since 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 will change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.