Each notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are installed on your system. Any program input using 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 and every application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we offer all three instead of just one since we realize that you might want to install some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are various software programs you could install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you wish to use one and that's why we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free so they will not increase the low price of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.