Each and every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are present on your system. Any program input using 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, any application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases which you could pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you can run each application that you would like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements when it comes to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free so they won't increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.