Learn which Operating Systems you can run on your server.
Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are currently installed on your system. Any program input using 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 application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Web Hosting
In case you select one of our virtual private server
solutions, you will have 3 different Operating Systems to pick from - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. They are all Linux releases and we offer them rather than offering just a single OS, since the apps that you may want to run on the server may have specific requirements regarding the software environment. Each of these three has some pros regarding the available packages that you can later on install, but what's common between them is the fact that they are very secure and dependable and have vast communities which support them. The internet hosting Control Panel alternatives for the VPS accounts depend on your OS choice, in order to give you more flexibility. If you order the virtual server with one OS and you need a different one later, our tech support team can easily reinstall the VPS with the new one in a matter of minutes. We also offer the option to keep the Operating System on your server up-to-date on a weekly basis.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.