An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose one of our VPS server plans, you'll have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, because the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages with regard to the available plans that you can eventually install, but what is common between them is the fact that they're very stable and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones since each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could 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 internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.