An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It takes care of the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of apps when several run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you pick one of our VPS server solutions, you'll have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages regarding the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very secure and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

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 free so they will not increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.