Every single PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are present 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 OS. On a web server, each application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you select one of our virtual private server
packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has some advantages in terms of the available plans that you may later on install, but what's common between them is that they're really secure and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated server
packages 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 taxes, but they’re also regarded as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones as each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you can 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 web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if needed, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.