An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It controls how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case several run at the same time. Each program which is installed on a computer system operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer as many as 3 different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three of them rather than only one as we realize that you may want to install some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it will 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 server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you want to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you need to have a different OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and install the one that you'd like. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible plans that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers who have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a new OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.