An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server solutions 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 fees, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones as each of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll select. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.