An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer system. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program which is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans include three Linux distributions that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the key reason to offer you all three of them is to ensure that you can run each app that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need a new OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and secure Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.