Every single notebook or desktop or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, along with any apps 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 web server, each application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you choose to go for one of our virtual private server
packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux releases which we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most stable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some application with precise requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use software that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile packages that will let you install and run any type of web software whatever its system requirements. The choices 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 kind of license fees. All three have a large number of developers that have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need another OS subsequently, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches which are available for it.