An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to 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 Servers
In case you decide to purchase one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some app with particular requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more flexible plans that will permit you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have lots of developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a different OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are available for it.