An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created 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

If you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be released.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.