An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It controls how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps if several run simultaneously. Each program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you decide to buy one of our VPS 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 widely used and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some application with particular requirements with regards to the packages that must be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer come with three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible plans which will permit you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need some other OS subsequently, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches which are available for it.