An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in VPS Servers

If you decide to buy one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most preferred and most reliable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some app with precise requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be available.