An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for the 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 generated on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux releases which you can choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the main reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you can run every app that you would like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have created many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need some other OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different 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 particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.