An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts 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, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you choose one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros with regard to the available packages that you could later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very stable and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible packages which will allow you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created countless software packages that you could install and use on your server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS subsequently, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches which are released for it.