An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It handles the way your hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of applications when multiple ones run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a desktop or a notebook works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server plans - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They are all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they are 100 % free so they will not increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a vast community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you would like to work with has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and because we would like to give you as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you choose a server with a given Operating System, we can change it upon request in case it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep the OS updated weekly as part of our useful Managed Services upgrade.