Every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are installed on the 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 OS. On a web server, each app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to acquire one of our VPS server plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some application with particular requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free so they will not increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.