Every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with 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 Operating System. On a web server, any application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you select one of our virtual private server solutions, 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 applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of these three has certain pros regarding the available plans that you may afterwards install, but what is common between them is that they are really stable and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When 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 a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile solutions that will allow you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need some other OS later, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are available for it.