An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact 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 which functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to go for one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some app with particular requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile packages which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have thousands of developers that have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need some other OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.