Each PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are currently installed on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, every single app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to buy one of our virtual private server
plans, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most stable server OSs available 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 app with precise requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to change 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 re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server
solutions 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 known as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding 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 pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.