An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It takes care of the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at once. Any program that's installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a server as well as any 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're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
We offer you three different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we provide all three instead of only 1 as we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements for the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are various software programs you could install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels too. Should you decide that you want another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and set up the one that you would like. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a broader choice regarding the system environment on your machine as different apps can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update your OS routinely in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.