An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux releases for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs out there and we supply all three of them instead of only 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software which has specific requirements regarding the Operating System it shall run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a vast support community behind it and there are different software packages you can install on the web hosting server. Your OS choice will also determine what hosting Control Panel can be installed on the VPS in case you wish to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels as well. In the event you decide that you need to have some other OS, our tech support can quickly wipe the present one and install the one that you'd like. In addition, we offer an optional service to have the OS on your VPS updated weekly.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy one of our dedicated servers
, you'll find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a larger choice for the system environment on the machine as different applications can have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and safe Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software which you would like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.