Each desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any apps that are installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called 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 one of our virtual private server plans, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the applications that you might choose to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages in terms of the available packages that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they will not increase the price of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.