An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also known as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan at any moment, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.