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 peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using 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 have an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. 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 with the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to purchase one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with specific requirements with regards to the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility 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 reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible packages which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options 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 kind of license charges. All three have lots of developers that have created countless software packages that you can install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a different OS later on, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are available for it.