Each notebook or desktop or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are installed on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you select one of our VPS server packages, you'll have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, since the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you may afterwards install, but what is common between them is that they're very stable and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a broader choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different apps may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.