An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS through 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 feature an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. 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 Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some app with precise requirements regarding the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones as each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.