Each and every desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and 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 server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
If you choose to go for one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to choose one of the three Linux distributions that we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most stable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some application with particular requirements in terms of the packages that have to be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile plans that will let you install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are among the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created countless software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need some other OS later, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are available for it.