An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS
Our virtual private server solutions feature three Linux releases that you can select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and risk-free and the main reason to offer you all three of them is to ensure that you will be able to run any application that you would like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements in terms of the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have developed a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to handle your website hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need some other OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free so they won't increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need another one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.