Each PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are 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 OS. On a web server, any app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to buy one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular and most dependable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've picked. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.