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 mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you decide to go for one of our VPS server
plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some app with specific requirements with regards to the packages that must be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be released.
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 release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet 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 another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.