An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We provide 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 you can find and we supply all 3 instead of just 1 as we realize that you might want to install some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're different software packages you could install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and that is why we offer several Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you want a different OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also known as the most stable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.