An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer. It handles the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what controls a server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We provide as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all three of them rather than only one because we realize that you may want to set up some software that has specific requirements for the Operating System it will run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are various software applications you can install on the web server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you would like to use one and that is why we offer multiple Control Panels too. If you ever decide that you want some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and set up the one that you want. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated 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 release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if needed, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.