An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Each program that's installed on a desktop or a notebook operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a web hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to acquire one of our VPS server
packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most reliable server OSs on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you need to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers
, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on the machine as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.