An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It takes care of the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, along with the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run at once. Each and every program that's installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what commands a server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that 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 pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.