Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any apps that are currently installed on your system. Any program input using 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, every single application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some application with specific requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

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