Every single desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer you three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three of them instead of just one because we realize that you may want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software programs you may install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. If you ever decide that you want a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific 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 may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.