An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you select one of our VPS server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages regarding the available packages that you may later install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're really stable and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible solutions that will allow you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need another OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are available for it.