An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server
plans feature three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are very stable and risk-free and the key reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you will be able to run each application that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have produced thousands of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need a new OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
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 solutions which will permit you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have a large number of developers that have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. If you need another OS afterwards, 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 which are available for it.