An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you select one of our virtual private server plans, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has certain pros in terms of the available plans that you could later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're really secure and reliable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile plans that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have lots of developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS later on, 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 upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are available for it.