An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS through 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, hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in VPS Servers
In case you decide to buy one of our VPS server
packages, you'll be able to opt for one of the three Linux releases which we provide for the OS of the servers - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are among the most well-known and most stable server OSs out there and we offer them so that you have a choice for the software environment of your machine if you wish to install some app with specific requirements in terms of the packages that should be present on the server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one of them you can use will depend on the OS that you've selected. We leave the possibility to change the server Operating System open, so if you want to use an application that requires an OS different from the one you have, we can always reinstall the VPS. In addition, we can keep the OS up-to-date on a weekly basis by installing any security updates that may be released.