An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of applications in case several run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you select one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, because the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of these three has certain pros in terms of the available plans that you could eventually install, but what is common between them is that they're really stable and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server solutions 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 charges, but they are also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.