An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction 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 acts 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 set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server
solutions come with three Linux distributions which you may choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you all three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run every app that you'd like, as different pieces of software have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile plans which will let you install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need a different OS afterwards, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are available for it.