Each and every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are installed 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 server, each app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can get and we provide all three of them rather than just one because we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're different software programs you can install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated 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 and they will not increase the low price of your new web server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you want to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.