An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can 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 Web Hosting
We offer you as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three of them instead of just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software that has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall 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 are various software applications you could install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a broader choice with regard to the system environment on your server as different applications can have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and safe web hosting service. Based on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also upgrade your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.