Each notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, any app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux distributions that you may select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any app that you would like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have created a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

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