Every single desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, any app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

If you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, because the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is that they're very secure and dependable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile solutions that will let you install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a different OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. 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.