An Operating System is the fundamental software which controls a computer system. It handles how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps if several run simultaneously. Each program that is installed on a PC functions by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are very stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a huge community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to work with 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 would like to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need alternative one. We could also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the useful Managed Services upgrade.