An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all of 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 can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible solutions that will allow you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need another OS subsequently, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are available for it.