Every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are present on the 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 Operating System. On a web server, every single app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as 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 will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to purchase one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also known as the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.