An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated server
packages 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 charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any time, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.