An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free so they won't increase the price of your new web server, but also because they are really stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.