An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It controls how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Any program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a web hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
In case you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server
packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a big community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.