An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you select one of our VPS server plans, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages regarding the available plans that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're very stable and reliable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. In case 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 the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.