Find out which Operating Systems you can actually run on your server.
Every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the registration page because we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian include different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a stable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your selection, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.