An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer system. It handles how your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps if multiple ones run at once. Any program that is installed on a desktop or a notebook functions by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run 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 are cost-free so they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from thousands of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we want to give you as much freedom as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request if it turns out that you will need alternative one. We will also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.