An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It controls how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Any program that's installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a web hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server plans include three Linux releases which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the key reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you can run every app that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible plans that will enable you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your server. We also offer three internet 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 on, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.