Every single desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, together with any apps that are present on your 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 web server, each app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS
Our virtual private server plans include three Linux releases that you may pick from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are very stable and protected and the reason to offer the 3 of them is to make sure that you'll be able to run any app that you'd like, since different pieces of software have different requirements when it comes to the environment they work on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a large community of web developers who have made thousands of software packages that you can set up and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System which you select, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to take care of your website hosting content. Needless to say, should you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer weekly updates of the OS for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if needed, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.