An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps 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 it is possible 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
Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux releases which you could select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the main reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any application that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have developed thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need some other OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans which will enable you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a new OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.