An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which acts 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 will be able 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 Hosting
In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web 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 will select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.