An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. 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 compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server
packages, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some application with particular requirements with regards to the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates that may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer come with three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible packages that will let you install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you may install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need some other OS subsequently, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.