An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

In case you choose to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on the machine as different applications can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not 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 using our Managed Services upgrade package.