An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It handles how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, plus the prioritization of applications in case several run at the same time. Each program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be achieved using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you choose one of our virtual private server solutions, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the applications that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you may later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very secure and dependable and have large communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order 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 a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you will be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you intend to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need another one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.