An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers 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). A lot like a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which functions 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 could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're absolutely free so they will not increase the price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a large community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you want to employ 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 because we want to give you as much versatility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a certain Operating System, we can change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you'll need alternative one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.