Every single PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are present on the 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 OS. On a web server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We offer you three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we provide all 3 instead of just 1 because we realize that you may want to set up some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're different software applications you may install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you wish to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you want another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free and they will not increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a big community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you could install on your server if the application that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.