Every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are installed 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 OS. On a server, every single application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We offer you as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we supply all three of them instead of just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software applications you can install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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