An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server
solutions come with three Linux distributions which you may choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the primary reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you will be able to run any application that you would like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers
, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the server as different apps can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure hosting service. Based on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.