An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer system. It controls how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case several run simultaneously. Any program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what controls a server along with all of the 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're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server
solutions 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 stable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your 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 web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if needed, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.