An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program which is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose to purchase one of our VPS server
plans, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some application with particular requirements regarding 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 have chosen. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most stable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could 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.