An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using 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, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs available on the market and we provide all three of them rather than just 1 because we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software programs you could install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need to have another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile plans that will let you install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a different OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.