An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends 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). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for all 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 created 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 Servers
We offer you as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we provide all three of them rather than only one because we realize that you might want to install some software with 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 are different software programs you may install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you want to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you want some other OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
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 taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones as each one of them is backed by a different 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 particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.