An Operating System is the basic software that controls a PC. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server solutions come with three Linux releases which you may select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the primary reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run every application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need a new OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible packages that will permit you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three 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 who have created a large number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need another OS later, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.