An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer system. It controls the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Every program that's installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what controls a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server solutions include three Linux distributions which you can select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are really stable and safe and the key reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you can run each app that you'd like, as different pieces of software have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have generated a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile plans which will allow you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license fees. All three have a large number of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need another OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches that are released for it.