An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of apps when several run at once. Any program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select 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 reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.