An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps if several run concurrently. Each and every program that's installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
If you select one of our virtual private server solutions, you'll have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, because the apps that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of these three has some advantages regarding the available plans that you can eventually install, but what's common between them is that they are very secure and dependable and have huge communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to provide you with more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your server as different applications may have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and risk-free web hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also upgrade the OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.