An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It takes care of the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case several run concurrently. Any program that's installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a web hosting server and 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. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose to purchase one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're completely free and they won't increase the low price of your new server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you would like to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.