Each and every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, and any applications that are installed on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, any application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server plans 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 charges, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always install the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan any time, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as secure as possible.