An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for all of 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 generated on a physical one, so you will 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 Servers
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all 3 rather than only one as we realize that you may want to install some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're different software programs you could install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you need to have a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this may 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 OS that you will choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if needed, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.