An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you choose one of our virtual private server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has certain advantages in terms of the available plans that you could later install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very secure and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on your server as different apps may have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.