Each desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are currently 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 OS. On a web server, every single application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to go for one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with precise requirements with regards to the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be available.

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 fees, but they are also known as the most dependable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones as each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, however if needed, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.