Each and every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, together with any apps that are installed on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, any application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux distributions which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are very stable and safe and the primary reason to offer you the three of them is to make sure that you can run any kind of application that you would like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of developers who have created many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need a new OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free and they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.