An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through 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 servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could 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 Servers

In case you choose to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to select one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most popular and most dependable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you would like to install some application with precise requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the chance to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be released.