Each and every notebook or desktop or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are present 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 Operating System. On a server, each and every app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
Our VPS server
plans feature three Linux distributions that you may choose from for the Operating System of your new hosting server - Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. Apart from being totally free, the OSs are extremely stable and secure and the key reason to offer all three of them is to ensure that you'll be able to run each application that you would like, because different pieces of software have different requirements regarding the environment they can be used on. Each of the three OSs is backed by a large community of developers who have developed a large number of software packages which you can install and use on your VPS. Based on the Operating System that you pick, you will also be able to select between three different Control Panels to handle your web hosting content. Also, if you decide that you need another OS, we could always re-install the server with it. As an optional upgrade, we also provide weekly updates of the Operating System for optimum stability and security.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will let you install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license costs. All three have lots of developers that have created countless software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need some other OS later on, 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 updating it on a weekly basis with all patches which are available for it.