An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, since the apps that you might choose to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has certain pros with regard to the available plans that you may later install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and reliable and have large communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones because each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan any time, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.