An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a PC. It controls how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Each program which is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you select one of our virtual private server
solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages regarding the available packages that you could later on install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are very secure and dependable and have large communities that 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. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few 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 Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile packages which will permit you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have numerous developers that have created countless software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need some other OS subsequently, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.