An Operating System is the basic software which controls a PC. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between the installed applications, plus the prioritization of apps if several run at the same time. Any program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what runs a server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers
we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems since we want to give you more versatile packages which will enable you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most reliable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have lots of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. In case you need a different OS later on, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are released for it.