An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Any program that is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three of them instead of just 1 as we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software programs you could install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and for this reason we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you need some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your server as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and risk-free web hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.