Every single PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are present on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, any app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server
solutions feature three Linux distributions that you may select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being 100 % free, the OSs are very stable and risk-free and the reason to offer you all three of them is to ensure that you can run any app that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have produced a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.