An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves 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 through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script apps 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 could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server packages include three Linux releases which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have made many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need a different OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible packages that will permit you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have lots of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you may 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. If you need a new OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches which are available for it.