Every single desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, along with any applications that are currently installed 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 web server, each and every app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we supply all 3 rather than just 1 since we realize that you may want to install some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're various software packages 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 want to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different applications may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a stable and safe Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.