Each desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any applications that are present on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, each and every application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer as many as 3 different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three rather than just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll 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're different software applications you may install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free and they will not increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a big community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need another one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.