An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It handles how the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Each program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server packages feature three Linux distributions that you can select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the main reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run every app that you'd like, as different pieces of software have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible packages that will let you install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers who have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.