Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps 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 Operating System. On a web server, any app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as 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 Servers

In case you choose one of our VPS server plans, you will 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 for the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros in terms of the available packages that you can later on install, but what is common between them is that they're really stable and reliable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones because each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.