An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends 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). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any 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 you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs out there and we provide all three instead of only 1 as we realize that you might want to install some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there're various software applications you may install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible plans that will enable you to 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 safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have lots of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need some other OS later on, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.