An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer system. It handles the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, along with the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run at the same time. Each and every program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what commands a hosting server and any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're freely available and they won't increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are extremely secure and stable. Each one of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you would like to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we will change it upon request if it turns out that you need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.