An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction 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 the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you pick one of our virtual private server
solutions, you will have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very stable and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If 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 a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible packages that will permit you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a new OS afterwards, 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 any patches which are available for it.