An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications 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 could 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 Servers
Our VPS server plans include three Linux releases which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you the three of them is to ensure that you can run any 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 huge community of web developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional 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 as many as 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 regarded as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could 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 internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.