Every notebook or desktop or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any apps that are currently 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 web server, each application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux releases that you can pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and safe and the primary reason to offer you the three of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any kind of application that you'd like, since different pieces of software may have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a large community of developers who have produced a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need another OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select 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 reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.