An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions 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, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up 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 three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can get and we supply all 3 instead of only one as we realize that you may want to install some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're different software packages you may install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible packages which will allow you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable 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 internet 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 some other OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are available for it.