An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various 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 contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to buy one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widely used and most stable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some app with precise requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile solutions which will let you install and run any type of web software irrespective 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 license costs. All three have thousands of developers that have created countless software packages that you may 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 sign up. In case you need another OS afterwards, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.