Each and every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, together with any apps that are currently installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to go for one of our virtual private server
plans, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you wish to install some app with precise requirements regarding the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are absolutely free so they won't increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you would like to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you'll need a different one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.