An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose one of our VPS server solutions, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the apps that you might want to run on the server could 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 install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives 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 a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.