An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run at once. Each and every program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what commands a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the key reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run any app that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of developers who have created a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free so they will not increase the price of your new hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.