An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of apps if several run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what commands a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We offer you as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we supply all three instead of just 1 since we realize that you may want to install some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software packages you could install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and for this reason we offer several Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you need to have a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also known as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones because each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this could 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 is also determined by the Operating System that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.