An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all the 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 created on a physical one, so it is possible 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 packages come with three Linux releases which you can 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 safe and the key reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each app that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of developers who have generated a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more flexible solutions which will enable you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have lots of developers that have created countless software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need some other OS later, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.