An Operating System is the basic software that manages a PC. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, along with the prioritization of apps when several run simultaneously. Any program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also known as the most dependable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.