An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the server as different apps may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and secure hosting service. Depending on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you've selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also update your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.