An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for the software installed on them, which includes 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 can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS
Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux distributions which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the key reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run every application that you would like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have made many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer come with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible solutions which will let you install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need some other OS later on, it will not 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 that are released for it.