An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It controls the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of apps if several run concurrently. Each program which is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a web hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server packages come with three Linux releases which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and risk-free and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any kind of application that you would like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have produced many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need a new OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on the server as different applications may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and safe Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also upgrade the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.