An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all 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 could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

In case you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has some advantages with regard to the available plans that you can later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very stable and reliable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order 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 a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on the server as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free web hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.