An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you choose one of our virtual private server packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you could afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible solutions that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three 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 another OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches which are released for it.