An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System which functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
We offer you as many as 3 different Linux distributions for the Operating System of our VPS servers
- Debian, CentOS and Ubuntu. These are among the safest and the most reliable OSs available and we provide all three instead of just 1 since we realize that you might want to set up some software with specific requirements regarding the Operating System it'll run on. The latter is due to the fact that each of the three Operating Systems has a large support community behind it and there're different software applications you can install on the hosting server. Your OS selection will also determine exactly what hosting Control Panel can be set up on the VPS in case you wish to use one and because of this we offer multiple Control Panels too. In case you decide that you need to have some other OS, our technical support can quickly wipe the existing one and install the one that you would like. In addition, we offer an optional service to keep the OS on your VPS updated weekly.