An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which acts as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. 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 OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also regarded as the most stable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if 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 is also determined by the OS that you will pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.