An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. 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
Our VPS server
packages feature three Linux releases which you can select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you will be able to run each app that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have developed a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Of course, if you decide that you need a different OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As a paid upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile plans that will permit you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers that have created countless software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need a new OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.