An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer. It handles the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at once. Each program which is installed on a computer works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what commands a server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
We offer you as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we provide all three rather than just one since we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it will 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 are different software applications you can install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and for this reason we offer multiple Control Panels as well. If you ever decide that you need to have a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.