An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a PC. It takes care of how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, as well as the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for various services by using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the OS is what runs a hosting server along with all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to give you more versatile plans that will enable you to install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your web hosting server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need a different OS afterwards, it will not be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches that are available for it.