An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of applications when several run at once. Any program which is installed on a computer functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a hosting server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS
If you decide to acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you shall be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we supply for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most well-known and most reliable server OSs available and we offer them in order to give you a choice for the software environment of your machine in case that you need to install some app with specific requirements regarding the packages that have to be present on the server. We also offer three web 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 replace the server Operating System open, so when you want to use an application 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 on a weekly basis by installing all of the security updates which may be available.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are free and they won't increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we would like to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you will need a different one. We will also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.
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