An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at the same time. Any program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to purchase one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones because each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.