An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for all of 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 generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to purchase one of our VPS server
plans, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable 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 need to install some application with particular requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can 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 Servers
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.