An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer. It handles the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case several run at once. Each and every program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop operates 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 hosting field, the OS is what runs a server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
In case you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases that we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable 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 precise requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the option to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're free and they won't increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a large community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server in case the application that you would like to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and since we would like to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as a part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.