Every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, along with any applications that are installed on the 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, any app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

We provide three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we supply all 3 rather than only one as we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're various software applications you could install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and for this reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. If you ever decide that you need some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on your server as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free hosting service. Depending 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 doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.