An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a web server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
In case you pick one of our virtual private server plans, you will have three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux distributions and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the apps that you might choose to run on the server may have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of the three has some advantages regarding the available plans that you could eventually install, but what's common between them is that they are very secure and reliable and have large communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. If 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 couple 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 Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer come with three different Operating Systems since we want to offer you more versatile plans which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created countless software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your 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. In case you need a different OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are available for it.