An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It takes care of how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, along with the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as 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

Our VPS server plans include three Linux distributions which you can pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the primary reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run every app that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements when it comes to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have generated a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible solutions which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a new OS later, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches that are available for it.