An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer. It controls how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has some advantages with regard to the available packages that you could eventually install, but what is common between them is that they're really stable and reliable and have huge communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will permit you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have a large number of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.