An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. 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 compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server
plans, you will be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some application with precise requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free and they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the app that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need another one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.