An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes 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 compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we offer all three instead of just 1 since we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software applications you can install on the server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you want a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you need. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans that will let you install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need a new OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.