An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which functions 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 many others. 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 compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you pick one of our VPS server packages, you will have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available packages that you could later install, but what is common between them is that they're really secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives 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 technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few 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

If you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on your server as different applications can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.