Each PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are installed on the 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 and every app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server packages include three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being free, the OSs are very stable and risk-free and the primary reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you can run any kind of application that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have created thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different applications may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and safe Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.