An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through 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, web servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being totally free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each application that you'd like, because different pieces of software could have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
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 charges, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will pick. 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 can add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.