An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a computer. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Any program that is installed on a computer system works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux releases which you can pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being absolutely free, the OSs are very stable and secure and the reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you can run every application that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements with regards to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have developed a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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