Each and every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, each and every app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most widespread and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile plans which will allow you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created countless software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need some other OS subsequently, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches that are available for it.