Every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are installed on your 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 Operating System. On a server, any app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose to buy one of our virtual private server plans, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux releases which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widespread and most reliable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you've selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile packages that will permit you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created a large number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are available for it.