An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals 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 communication is done via 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 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'll be able to 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
In case you select one of our VPS server
plans, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the applications that you might want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available packages that you could afterwards install, but what's common between them is that they're really secure and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible packages that will enable you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need another OS later, it will not be a problem because 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 that are released for it.