An Operating System is the fundamental software that manages a PC. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, and the prioritization of apps when several run concurrently. Each and every program which is installed on a laptop or a desktop functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what controls a server along with any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

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 totally free so they will not increase the low price of your new web hosting server, but also because they are outstandingly stable and secure. Each of them is supported by a huge community of web developers, so you will be able to choose from thousands of software packages that you can install on your server if the app that you intend to work with has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer run on particular OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you get a server with a given Operating System, we could change it upon request in case it turns out that you'll need a different one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.