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

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to buy one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to select one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some application with particular requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select 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 risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.