An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It takes care of the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of applications if several run at the same time. Each program which is installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We provide as many as three different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers - Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are some of the safest and the most reliable OSs you can get and we provide all three of them instead of just 1 since we realize that you may want to set up some software with specific requirements for the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there are different software programs you could install on the server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS if you would like to use one and because of this we offer several Control Panels too. Should you decide that you need to have another OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the current one and set up the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much freedom as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.