An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
If you select one of our virtual private server
packages, you will have three 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, as the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages regarding the available plans that you may later on install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another 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 weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers
, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on the server as different applications could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free web hosting service. Depending on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also upgrade your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.