An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends 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 use an Operating System which acts as a host for the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
If you choose one of our virtual private server
solutions, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of these three has some pros with regard to the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is that they're very secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile plans which will permit you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers who have created countless software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a new OS afterwards, 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 all patches that are available for it.