An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices 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 via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Hosting

Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the primary reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you can run each application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have made many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need some other OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile packages which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created countless software packages that you could install and use on your hosting 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 sign up. If you need some other OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.