An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you pick one of our VPS server plans, you will have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain pros with regard to the available packages that you can later install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're very stable and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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 taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always install 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 on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.