An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a computer system. It controls the way the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, plus the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible solutions that will permit you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any license fees. All three have a large number of developers who have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need a different OS afterwards, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches that are available for it.