An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated 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 OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you choose to go for one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to change 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 re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created countless software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need some other OS subsequently, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.