An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run at the same time. Any program that is installed on a computer operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a server and 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. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server plans include three Linux distributions that you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the main reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any kind of app that you would like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements in terms of the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have made a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need a different OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer come with three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile solutions that will allow you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license fees. All three have thousands of developers that have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need a new OS subsequently, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches that are available for it.