Each and every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and a printer, along with any apps 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 OS. On a web server, each application runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have numerous developers that have created a large number of 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 will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a new OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it every week with any patches which are available for it.