Every single personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any apps that are 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, any app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you pick one of our VPS server solutions, you will have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, as the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages in terms of the available packages that you can later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they're very stable and reliable and have vast communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans that will enable you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you could install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need another OS subsequently, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches that are released for it.