An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. 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 compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to go for one of our VPS server
plans, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free so they won't increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much versatility 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 if it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We will also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.