An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits 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). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. 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 Hosting
Our virtual private server
plans come with three Linux releases which you could pick from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of application that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free and they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you intend to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.