An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a 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). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for any 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 set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we provide all three rather than only one as we realize that you might want to install some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are various software applications you can install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you want to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need to have a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're free so they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you intend to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need a different one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.