Each and every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any apps that are currently 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, any app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

In case you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you may later on install, but what is common between them is that they are very secure and reliable and have large communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical 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 on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a wider choice with regard to the system environment on your server as different apps may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and safe hosting service. Depending on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.