An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes 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 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 Hosting
Our virtual private server
solutions come with three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the reason to offer all 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run every app that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers
, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the server as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and safe web hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also upgrade the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.