An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Every program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, because the apps that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available plans that you could later on install, but what is common between them is that they're really stable and dependable and have large communities which support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most dependable and secure OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.