An Operating System is the basic software which manages a computer. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that's installed on a PC works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting field, the OS is what controls a server together with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible packages which will let you install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most reliable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers who have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need a different OS subsequently, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with all patches which are released for it.