An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case several run at once. Each program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what commands a web server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server plans feature three Linux releases which you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the main reason to offer all 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any app that you would like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have generated a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an additional 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 can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible plans which will enable you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices 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 kind of license charges. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web 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. In case you need another 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 updating it every week with all patches which are released for it.