An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, 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). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so it is possible 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
Our VPS server plans come with three Linux distributions which you can select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the main reason to offer all three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run every app 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 web developers who have developed thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.