An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of apps if several run at once. Each program that's installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private 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 1 because we realize that you might want to install some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it will 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're various software packages you can install on the web hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need to have some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on your server as different apps could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also upgrade your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.