Every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any apps that are currently installed on the system. Any program input through 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, every single application 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 created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose one of our VPS server plans, you will have as many as 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, because the apps that you might choose to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you can afterwards install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also known as the most stable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.