An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between the installed 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 via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that functions 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, etcetera. 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 with the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server
packages, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software 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 on a weekly basis 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 choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you want 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 OS that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.