An Operating System is the basic software which controls a computer system. It controls the way your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook 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 world, the OS is what controls a hosting server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible solutions which will permit you to install and run any type of web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a new OS later on, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches which are available for it.