An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It handles the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Any program that's installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the most stable and reliable OSs available and we supply all three of them rather than just one as we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are various software programs you could install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and for that reason we offer several Control Panels as well. If you ever decide that you need some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible plans which will permit you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license fees. All three have thousands of developers that have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet 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 another OS later, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are available for it.