Each desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, and any applications that are currently installed on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, every single application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
We offer as many as three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs available on the market and we provide all three of them rather than only one since we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're various software applications you may install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. If you ever decide that you want a different OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones since each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if needed, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.