An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
If you choose to buy one of our virtual private server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you would like to install some application with precise requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible solutions that will allow you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have lots of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need another OS later, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are available for it.