Every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are present on the 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 server, every single application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you as many as 3 different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we supply all 3 instead of only one as we realize that you may want to set up some software with specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you want some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you would like. 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're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free so they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you would like to employ has specific 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 give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.