An Operating System is the basic software that controls a computer. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripherals such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between various applications, and the prioritization of applications if several run at once. Any program that's installed on a computer system works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the Operating System is what runs a hosting server and 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 are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free and they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are extremely stable and secure. Each of them is backed up by a vast community of web developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to use has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what web hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and because we want to provide you with as much versatility as possible, we offer multiple OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need a different one. We could also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of our additional Managed Services upgrade.