An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It controls how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

We offer as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs on the market and we supply all 3 instead of just one because we realize that you might want to install some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are various software programs you could install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need to have a different OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up 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 Servers Hosting

In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the server as different applications 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 benefit from a reliable and risk-free web hosting service. Depending on your selection, 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 upgrade the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.