An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer system. It takes care of the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what runs a web hosting server together with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
If you choose to buy one of our VPS server packages, you will be able to pick one of the three Linux distributions which we offer for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. These are among the most widely used and most stable server OSs available on the market and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you intend to install some app with precise requirements with regards to the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you could use will depend on the OS that you have chosen. We leave the possibility to replace the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an app that requires an OS different from the one that's already present, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date weekly by installing any security updates that may be available.