Each personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, each application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server packages come with three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you can run every app that you would like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have produced many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free so they will not increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need a different one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.