An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of apps in case several run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a web server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as 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 Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones as each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.