An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It handles how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Each program that's installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you decide to purchase one of our VPS server
plans, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible plans which will enable you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need another OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches that are available for it.