An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer. It takes care of how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run concurrently. Any program that's installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
In case you decide to go for one of our virtual private server
packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most stable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some application with specific requirements with regards to the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile solutions that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers who have created countless software packages that you can 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 choose when you register. If you need some other OS later, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches that are available for it.