An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a PC. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of applications if several run at once. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what commands a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions come with three Linux releases which you could pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the key reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each application that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have created thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on the machine as different apps can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.