Each and every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are installed on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a web server, every single application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard website 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 separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you choose one of our virtual private server packages, you'll have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the apps that you might want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of the three has certain pros with regard to the available plans that you can later on install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few 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 Hosting
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also regarded as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones because each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.