An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer. It takes care of how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications when several run at the same time. Every program that's installed on a PC functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what controls a hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs out there and we offer all three of them rather than only one as we realize that you might want to install some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software programs you may install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that is why we offer several Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile solutions which will allow you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license charges. All three have lots of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need a different OS later, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.