Every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, along with any apps 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, every single app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as 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 will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose one of our VPS server
solutions, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of these three has certain advantages regarding the available plans that you may later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones because each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.