An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and serves as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication 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 functions as a host for 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 generated on a physical one, so you'll 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

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also known 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 that you can add on your server are different and this may matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as risk-free as possible.