An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, 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). Similar to a personal computer, hosting servers also feature an Operating System which serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you will be able 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
We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server
packages - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are totally free so they won't increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is backed up by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you could install on your server in case the app that you would like to work with 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 since we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given OS, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you will need alternative one. We could also keep the OS updated weekly as a part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.