An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends 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). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created 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

We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we supply all 3 instead of just 1 as we realize that you may want to install some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that 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 choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you want to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels too. If you ever decide that you need to have some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you'd like. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible solutions that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a new OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches that are available for it.