An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers 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). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose one of our VPS server
solutions, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the applications that you might choose to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has certain advantages regarding the available plans that you may later on install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're really stable and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package at any time, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.