An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through 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, web servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three of them instead of just 1 because we realize that you might want to install some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are various software packages you may install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you want a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible solutions that will permit you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license charges. All three have lots of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need a different OS afterwards, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are released for it.