An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a PC. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at the same time. Any program which is installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what controls a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you decide to go for one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to choose one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the OS 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 in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with precise requirements with regards to the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page as we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on the server as different applications can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Depending on your choice, 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 at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also upgrade your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.