An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server
solutions 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 are also regarded as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones since each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.