An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions that you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the main reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run each application that you'd like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work 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 install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.