Each and every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any apps that are present on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, every single app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server
solutions include three Linux distributions which you could select from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Aside from being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and protected and the reason to offer you the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, as different pieces of software could have different requirements about the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of developers who have created thousands of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. In accordance with the Operating System which you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to manage your hosting content. Of course, in case you decide that you need a new OS, we can always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the OS for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile plans which will permit you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have lots of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you'll be able to 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 register. In case 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 can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.