An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run at the same time. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS

We provide as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs on the market and we offer all three of them rather than only one as we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're different software programs you could install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you want a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the machine as different applications could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also update your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.