An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.