An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for 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 set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose to go for one of our VPS server
plans, you will be able to select one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular 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 precise requirements with regards to the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to change 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 re-install the VPS. We can also 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 Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible solutions which will let you install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free 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 could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a different OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.