Every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps 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 web server, any application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting

Our virtual private server solutions come with three Linux distributions that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the key reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run each app that you would like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements when it comes to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have created many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need some other OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on the server as different apps may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure 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 in case the one you have selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.