An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer system and serves as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to 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 Servers
The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones as each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with another one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package at any moment, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.