Every PC or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are present 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 web server, each and every application runs within the parameters set 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 like a media server. In case a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on a single machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you decide to acquire one of our VPS server packages, you'll be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we provide for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most widespread and most dependable server OSs on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you want to install some app with precise requirements regarding the packages that must be present on the hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you'll be able to use will depend on the OS that you have selected. We leave the chance to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always re-install the VPS. We can also keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile solutions which will permit you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license costs. All three have a large number of developers that have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a different OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches that are available for it.