An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server plans come with three Linux releases that you may select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the main reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run every application that you would like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have generated a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need some other OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also known as the most reliable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan any time, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.