Every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux distributions which you could choose from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the main reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run each app that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have produced a large number of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need some other OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free and they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server if the app that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific 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 will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.