An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at the same time. Each program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what controls a web server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you pick one of our VPS server
packages, you'll have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the applications that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you can later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very secure and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
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 release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also known as the most dependable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.