An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you pick one of our VPS server packages, you will have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages with regard to the available plans that you can later install, but what's common between them is that they are really secure and reliable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If 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 a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.