Each and every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are currently installed on your 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 web server, any application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we provide all three instead of just 1 as we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software applications you may 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 because of this we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones since each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.