An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible 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 Servers
In case you decide to go for one of our VPS 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 preferred and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some application with particular requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will enable you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have lots of developers that have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a different OS later on, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.