An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It handles how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of apps when several run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a web hosting server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server
solutions 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 fees, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this may matter if you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan at any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.