Each and every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, along with any applications that are installed 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 Operating System. On a server, every single application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard 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 separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
If you decide to purchase one of our virtual private server
packages, you will be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred 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 in case that you intend to install some app with precise requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use depends on the OS that you've chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always re-install the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing all the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case you decide to obtain one of our dedicated servers
, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on your server as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a stable and safe hosting service. Depending on your decision, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you want to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.