Each and every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals 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 Operating System. On a server, any app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our virtual private servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs on the market and we offer all three instead of only 1 since we realize that you might want to install some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is because each of the three Operating Systems has a huge support community behind it and there are various software applications you may install on the web server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you would like to use one and for this reason we offer multiple Control Panels too. In the event you decide that you want some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you need. We also offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile plans which will permit you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have thousands of developers who have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a different OS later, it will not be a problem as 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 any patches that are released for it.