Every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse or a printer, along with any apps that are present 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 Operating System. On a server, each and every application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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 regarded as the most dependable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones as each of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about 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'll pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.