An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a PC. It handles the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, and the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what commands a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose to acquire one of our VPS server
packages, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs on the market 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 app with specific requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, 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
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.