An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to 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 Web 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 and they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.