An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It takes care of how your 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 in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that's installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what controls a web server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet 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 during the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.