Each and every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, along with any apps that are present on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, every single application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all 3 instead of just one since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're different software programs you may install on the web hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you need another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also regarded as the most stable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.