An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and is the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Similar to a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System which functions as a host for all of the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile packages that will enable you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license charges. All three have a large number of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your web server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use is determined by the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need a new OS later on, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are available for it.