An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It handles the way the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, as well as the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Any program which is installed on a notebook or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what controls a server together 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. In case there are virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
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're completely free and they will not increase the cost of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if the application that you intend to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a certain Operating System, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of our optional Managed Services upgrade.