An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, including 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 it is possible 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 select one of our virtual private server packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the apps that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has certain pros regarding the available plans that you may later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very stable and reliable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. In case 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 a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are completely free and they will not increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.