Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are present on the 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 web server, every single app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widely used and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application 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 could use depends on the OS that you've picked. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible packages that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you may install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need a new OS afterwards, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.