An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose to go for one of our virtual private server
plans, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates that may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers
, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a broader choice for the system environment on the server as different applications may have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.