An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It handles the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions 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 world, the Operating System is what controls a web server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you pick one of our virtual private server packages, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, because the applications that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of the three has some advantages in terms of the available packages that you could later on install, but what's common between them is that they're very stable and dependable and have huge communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to provide you with more flexibility. When 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 a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
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 free and they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from a large number software packages that you may install on your server in case the app that you intend to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need another one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.