Every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any apps that are currently installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, every single application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions include three Linux distributions that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being cost-free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the primary reason to offer you all 3 of them is to make sure that you can run each application that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements regarding the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have generated many hundreds of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Needless to say, in case you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.