An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It controls how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run concurrently. Each program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose to buy one of our virtual private server
plans, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server
plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.