An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server
solutions feature three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and safe and the primary reason to offer you the 3 of them is to ensure that you will be able to run each app that you'd like, because different pieces of software have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have made many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to manage your web hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers
, you'll find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different applications can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and risk-free web hosting service. Based on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you'd like to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.