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.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're free and they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you want to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.