An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web hosting server together with any 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 are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you pick one of our VPS server plans, you'll have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you can eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really secure and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again 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 regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.