An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers 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 servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able 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
In case you select one of our VPS server
plans, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, as the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has some advantages regarding the available packages that you could afterwards install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're really stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a couple of minutes. We also offer you the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with as many as 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’re also regarded as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.