Each desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are installed on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, any application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated 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 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 releases 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 certain advantages regarding the available plans that you may afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very stable and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date 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 free so they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server in case the app that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.