An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs out there and we provide all three of them rather than just one because 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 because each of the three Operating Systems has a large 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 in case you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will let you install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a new OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches which are available for it.