Each and every desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any apps 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, each and every application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you pick one of our VPS server solutions, you will have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you may eventually install, but what is common between them is that they're really stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case 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 matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the server as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a stable and safe web hosting service. Depending on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.