An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you decide to purchase one of our VPS server
packages, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible plans that will enable you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a new OS later, it won't be a problem since 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 that are available for it.