An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer. It controls 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, along with the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program that is installed on a computer system works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using 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 Operating System is what commands a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we offer all three of them instead of just 1 as we realize that you may want to set up some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there're different software applications you could install on the web hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you want to use one and for that reason we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you want another OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to maintain the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're 100 % free and they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you could install on your server in case the application that you intend to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.