Every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are installed 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 Operating System. On a web server, each application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you decide to acquire one of our VPS server plans, you shall be able to opt for one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're among the most preferred and most dependable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you intend to install some application with specific requirements in terms of the packages that need to be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use depends on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility 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 on a weekly basis by installing any security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers that we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have a large number of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you could install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a new OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.