An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. 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 in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can find and we offer all three of them rather than just 1 as we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are different software applications you can install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels as well. If you ever decide that you need another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one 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 need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.