Each and every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are present on your 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 OS. On a server, every single application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
We offer you three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs available and we provide all three rather than just 1 since we realize that you may want to install some software that has specific requirements regarding 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 different software applications you can install on the web hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that's why we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In case you decide that you want another OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are freely available so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you want to use has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.