Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any applications that are present on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, every single application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we supply all three of them instead of only one since we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software applications you may install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you want a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're cost-free and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.