Learn which Operating Systems you can run on your server.
An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer. It handles the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, plus the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a web server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you pick one of our VPS server
packages, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They're all Linux distributions and we offer them instead of offering just one OS, as the applications that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements about the software environment. Each of the three has some pros regarding the available packages that you could later on install, but what is common between them is that they are very stable and dependable and have large communities that support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, so as to give you more flexibility. In case you order the virtual server with one OS and you need another 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 maintain the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.