An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose one of our VPS server
solutions, you'll have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some pros in terms of the available plans that you could later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When 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 the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a myriad of software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you want to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.