An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves 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, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all 3 rather than just 1 because we realize that you may want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're different software packages you can install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing 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 Servers Hosting
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.