An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer. It handles the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Each and every program that's installed on a computer system operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a web server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose one of our VPS server packages, you will have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just one OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server could have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has certain advantages with regard to the available packages that you could eventually install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another 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 weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.