An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It handles the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of apps if several run concurrently. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a hosting server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for 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 will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.