An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Any program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We offer you as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs you can get and we provide all three rather than only one because we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you wish to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also regarded as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.