An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves 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 set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you decide to purchase one of our VPS server
packages, you will be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular 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 wish to install some application with particular requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible packages that will permit you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your 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 sign up. If you need some other OS subsequently, 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 updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.