An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer. It takes care of how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, as well as the prioritization of apps when several run simultaneously. Every program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we offer all three instead of only 1 because we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software packages you can install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you want to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're completely free so they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.