Every single notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, as well as any applications that are present on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, any app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.