An Operating System is the basic software which manages a PC. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, along with the prioritization of applications in case several run concurrently. Each program which is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a hosting server and all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server solutions 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 stable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones since each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding 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 select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.