An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. 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 to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux releases which you can select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of app that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of web developers who have made many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need some other OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're cost-free so they won't increase the price of your new server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.