An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you decide to purchase one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most reliable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with particular requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have selected. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free so they will not increase the price of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from a myriad of software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.