An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run concurrently. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various 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 hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux distributions which you may select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being free, the OSs are really stable and risk-free and the main reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have developed many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free so they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you intend to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.