Each and every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any applications that are currently 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 and every application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you select one of our VPS server plans, you will have three 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, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has some advantages in terms of the available packages that you can later on install, but what's common between them is that they're very secure and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a broader choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different applications could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.