An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to choose from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also considered to be among the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones as each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this may 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 that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll select. You can choose 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 plan at any time, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.