An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a computer system. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of apps when several run at the same time. Each and every program that's installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you decide to go for one of our virtual private server
plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some application with particular requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will let you install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your 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. In case you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are available for it.