Each desktop or notebook or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which interacts with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, as well as 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, and so on. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you choose to buy one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to choose one of the three Linux releases that we supply for the Operating System of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known 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 in case that you need to install some application with precise requirements with regards to the packages that need to be present on the web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one of them you may use will depend on the OS that you have picked. We leave the possibility to replace 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 weekly by installing all of the security updates that may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile plans which will permit you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need another OS afterwards, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.