An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It handles the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by 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 field, the OS is what runs a web server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server plans come with three Linux releases which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the main reason to offer the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, since different pieces of software have different requirements regarding the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have produced a large number of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.