An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a 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 via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that 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, 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 Hosting
Our virtual private server
solutions include three Linux releases which you can pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are very stable and secure and the reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any kind of app that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have generated thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also known as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.