An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of applications in case several run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what controls a web server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you decide to go for one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with precise requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on the server as different apps may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also upgrade the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.