An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. 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 to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you pick one of our VPS server packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available packages that you could later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible solutions which will permit you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a different OS subsequently, 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 on a weekly basis with all patches which are available for it.