An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that 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 many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we supply all 3 instead of only one since we realize that you might want to install some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're different software packages you can install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you want to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. Should you decide that you want another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions that will allow you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a different OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.