An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a computer. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, plus the prioritization of applications if several run simultaneously. Every program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we supply all 3 rather than only one because we realize that you may want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile plans that will let you install and run any kind of web software whatever 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 don't have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a new OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.