An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which functions 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 set up on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server
plans, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some app with particular requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.