An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer system. It handles the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, and the prioritization of applications when several run at the same time. Each program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to acquire one of our VPS server
plans, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.