An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that's installed on a computer system works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server packages feature three Linux distributions that you may select from for the Operating System of your new web server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being cost-free, the OSs are really stable and secure and the main reason to offer you all three of them is to make sure that you will be able to run each application that you'd like, as different pieces of software may have different requirements for the environment they can be used on. Each one of the three OSs is backed by a vast community of web developers who have generated a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your VPS. Depending on the Operating System that you choose, you will also be able to choose between 3 different Control Panels to control your hosting content. Also, in case you decide that you need a different OS, we could always reinstall the server with it. As an additional upgrade, we also offer you weekly updates of the Operating System for max stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free so they will not increase the price of your new server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you would like to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.