Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any applications that are 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 OS. On a server, each application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you will be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Hosting
If you decide to go for one of our virtual private server
plans, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux releases that we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most popular and most stable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some application with specific requirements regarding the packages that need to be present on the web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could 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 software that requires an OS different from the one you 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 released.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible packages which will permit you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your choices 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 costs. All three have numerous developers that have created numerous software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS subsequently, it will not be a problem because we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with all patches which are released for it.