An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run simultaneously. Every program which is installed on a PC functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
In case you choose to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you'll be able to select one of the three Linux releases that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most popular and most stable server OSs available on the market and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with particular requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may 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 app that requires an OS different from the one you already have, we can always reinstall the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates which may be released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, however if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.