An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, and the prioritization of applications if several run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server plans come with three Linux releases that you could pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being absolutely free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the key reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run each app that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible packages which will let you install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need some other OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are released for it.