An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It handles how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of apps when several run at the same time. Each program that's installed on a notebook 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 via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what runs a server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we offer all three of them rather than just 1 as we realize that you may want to install some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're different software programs you may install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you need to have a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep 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 and they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a big community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.