An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of applications if several run concurrently. Every program which is installed on a PC functions by sending requests to the OS for various services 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 hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we offer all 3 instead of just one as we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software packages you may install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and that is why we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and safe Internet hosting service. Based on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.