An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It controls how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Any program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what commands a server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server packages include three Linux distributions which you may select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run every application that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements regarding the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have generated a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on the machine as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and safe web hosting service. Based on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.