Every PC 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 and a printer, together with any applications that are currently installed on the 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, any application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose one of our VPS server
packages, you'll have three different Operating Systems to choose from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just a single OS, since the applications that you may wish to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each one of the three has some pros with regard to the available plans that you could afterwards install, but what is common between them is the fact that they are really stable and dependable and have vast communities that support them. The web hosting Control Panel choices for the VPS accounts depend on your Operating System choice, in order to give you more flexibility. When you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile solutions that will let you install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers who have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are released for it.