An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you could 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 Servers Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll choose. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.