An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three of them rather than only 1 because we realize that you may want to install some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software programs you could install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you want to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on the machine as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free web hosting service. Based on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also update your OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.