An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer system. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Any program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we provide all 3 rather than just 1 because we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements with regards to 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 different software applications you may install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you wish to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need to have some other OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and set up 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're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are freely available and they won't increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We will also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.