Every single desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are currently installed on the 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 OS. On a server, any app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose one of our VPS server packages, you will have as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, as the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each one of the three has certain advantages in terms of the available plans that you can eventually install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have large communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel alternatives 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 technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in just a few 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 that we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile solutions which will enable you to install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. The 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 costs. All three have numerous developers who have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three 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 some other OS later, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.