An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of applications if several run simultaneously. Each program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

Our VPS server solutions feature three Linux releases that you may choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the primary reason to offer all three of them is to make sure that you can run any kind of application that you would like, as different pieces of software have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free and they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a vast community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you want to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.