An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It controls how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Each program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for different 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 hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server packages come with three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the key reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have generated many hundreds of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need some other OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they won't increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given OS, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need another one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.