An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer. It handles how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

Our virtual private server plans include three Linux distributions which you may select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the primary reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have created a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need some other OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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