An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It handles the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of apps when several run at once. Each program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server solutions come with three Linux releases which you may choose from for the Operating System of your new server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being free, the OSs are really stable and risk-free and the primary reason to offer the three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run any kind of application that you'd like, because different pieces of software may have different requirements about the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is supported by a vast community of web developers who have produced thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you select, you will also be able to select between 3 different Control Panels to take care of your web hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we can always reinstall the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're completely free and they will not increase the cost of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each one of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.