An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Any program which is installed on a computer system works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs out there and we provide all three rather than only one as we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're various software programs you could install on the hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that's why we offer several Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have a different OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you want. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile plans which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a new OS afterwards, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches which are available for it.