An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications 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'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you decide to buy one of our VPS server plans, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widespread and most reliable server OSs out there 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 application with specific requirements regarding the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones as each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this may matter if you want 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'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.