An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, 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). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll 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 Web Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux distributions which you can select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the primary reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any kind of app that you'd like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to control your web hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free and they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a big community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.