An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you decide to go for one of our VPS server plans, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most reliable 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 would like to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have 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 that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile packages that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers that have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need another OS later, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches that are released for it.