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

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you pick one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has some advantages with regard to the available plans that you may afterwards install, but what's common between them is that they are really stable and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If 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 Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible packages that will let you install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need a different OS later on, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches which are available for it.