An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS
We offer as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available on the market and we provide all three of them instead of only one as we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are various software packages you can install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need to have another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free and they won't increase the cost of your new hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.