An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer system. It handles the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of applications if several run concurrently. Each program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server
solutions include three Linux releases that you could select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being absolutely free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the primary reason to offer the 3 of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any application that you would like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have generated thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your website hosting content. Of course, should you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for maximum stability and security.
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 broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different applications could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a stable and secure web hosting service. Based on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also upgrade your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.