Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are present on your 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, every single app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in VPS

If you choose to go for one of our virtual private server plans, you shall be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be available.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

If you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on your machine as different apps may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a stable and secure hosting service. Depending on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also upgrade the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.