An Operating System is the basic software that controls a PC. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, along with the prioritization of apps in case several run at once. Each and every program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop works by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what commands a web server as well as all the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your hosting server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll choose. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if needed, we can always set up the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.