An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system 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 sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications 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 compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions come with three Linux distributions that you can select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run every application that you'd like, as different pieces of software have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of developers who have made many hundreds of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to control your hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer come with three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile plans that will allow you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a different OS later on, it won't be a problem because 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.