An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer system. It controls how your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, plus the prioritization of apps when multiple ones run simultaneously. Each and every program that is installed on a PC works 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 web hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are cost-free and they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are very secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we want to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need alternative one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.