An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications when several run at the same time. Every program that is installed on a PC functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what controls a hosting server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
We provide as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the most stable and reliable OSs available on the market and we supply all three of them rather than just 1 because we realize that you may want to set up some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall 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 various software packages you may install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS if you want to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels as well. Should you decide that you want some other OS, our tech support team can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers
, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on your server as different applications can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free web hosting service. Based on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected in the beginning doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update your OS routinely to keep it as risk-free as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.