An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps 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 you can 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

Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions that you could pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the main reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you can run each application that you'd like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible solutions that will permit you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a new OS later, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.