Each and every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any applications that are installed on your 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 set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you pick one of our VPS server plans, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the applications that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros in terms of the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is that they are really secure and dependable and have vast communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a broader choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure Internet hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.