An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if several run concurrently. Each program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what commands a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose to purchase one of our VPS server
packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most popular and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so when 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 on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile packages that will let you install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a different OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.