An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It controls how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of apps when several run at the same time. Each program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the Operating System is what commands a server together with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and safe OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular 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'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.