An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System which functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS
Our virtual private server plans feature three Linux releases which you can select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being 100 % free, the OSs are really stable and protected and the reason to offer the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run every application that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have generated thousands 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 select between three different Control Panels to take care of your hosting content. Also, should you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans which will enable you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers who have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your web 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 register. In case you need another OS later on, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.