An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux releases which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the primary reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run every app that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have produced many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.