Each PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any apps that are present on the system. Any program input through 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 application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
We offer as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all 3 instead of just 1 since we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements with regards to the Operating System it will run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are various software programs you can install on the web hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you would like to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels too. Should you decide that you want some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to give you more flexible packages which will permit you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need another OS afterwards, it will not be a problem because 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 released for it.