An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run at the same time. Each and every program that's installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a web server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions feature three Linux distributions which you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the main reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run every app that you'd like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have made a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.