An Operating System is the fundamental software that controls a computer system. It takes care of how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications in case several run at once. Every program that's installed on a PC functions 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 web hosting world, the Operating System is what commands a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones since each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific 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 choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always set up the server anew with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.