An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications 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 in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three instead of just 1 because we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are various software programs you may install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the machine as different apps can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and risk-free hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.