Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any apps that are installed on your 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 web server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so 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 go for one of our virtual private server
packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions that we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you want to install some app with particular requirements in terms of the packages that must be present on the web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use depends on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the option to replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible solutions that will enable you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have lots of developers who have created countless software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need some other OS subsequently, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are available for it.