Each and every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, along with any applications that are present on your 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 OS. On a server, every single app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose one of our VPS server plans, you'll have three different Operating Systems to select from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux releases and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, since the apps that you may want to run on the server could have specific requirements for the software environment. Each one of these three has certain advantages in terms of the available packages that you could later install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very secure and reliable and have vast communities which support them. The hosting Control Panel options for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our technical support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer you the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones since each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet 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 throughout the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.