Every single desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are present on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, any application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

We provide three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we provide all three instead of only 1 as we realize that you may want to install some software that 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 huge support community behind it and there are various software applications you could install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you wish to use one and that's why we offer several Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you need another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

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're absolutely free so they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular 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 choose a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.