An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer. It handles how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various 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 Operating System is what commands a web hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to acquire one of our VPS server
plans, you will be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most popular and most dependable server OSs available 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 application with precise requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they will not increase the price of your new server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.