Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any applications that are currently installed on your 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 Operating System. On a server, each and every app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
Our virtual private server packages come with three Linux distributions which you can select from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. In addition to being free, the OSs are very stable and risk-free and the key reason to offer you the three of them is to make sure that you can run any kind of application that you'd like, since different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a huge community of web developers who have created many hundreds of software packages which you can set up and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between three different Control Panels to control your hosting content. Needless to say, if you decide that you need another OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
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 taxes, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.