Each PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are installed 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 OS. On a server, each application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose one of our VPS server packages, you'll have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has some pros regarding the available plans that you could later on install, but what is common between them is that they're very secure and reliable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, 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 plan whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.