Each notebook or desktop or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are present on your system. Any program input through 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, each 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 website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We offer three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs on the market and we offer all 3 rather than just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are various software programs you may install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you want a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible packages that will permit you to install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting 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 some other OS later, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.