Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any applications that are currently installed on the 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 web server, each application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we provide all three rather than only one as we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're different software programs you could install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you want another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're cost-free so they won't increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.