An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It controls how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at once. Every program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private 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. These are among the most preferred and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer come with three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions that will permit you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and safe 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 hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need another OS later on, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.