An Operating System is the basic software that controls a PC. It controls the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Every program that's installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what commands a web hosting server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux distributions which you could select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the key reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you can run any app that you would like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements with regards to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a huge community of web developers who have created many hundreds of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to manage your website hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need another OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free so they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you intend to work with 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 want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.