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

Multiple OS in VPS

If you select one of our virtual private server packages, you will have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages with regard to the available plans that you may eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very stable and reliable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.