Each and every desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are present on the system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the Operating System. On a server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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're absolutely free and they won't increase the low price of your new hosting server, but also because they are really secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a big community of developers, so you'll be able to choose from many hundreds of software packages that you may install on your server in case the application that you want to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use since the Control Panels that we offer run on specific OSs only and since we want to provide you with as much adaptability as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a certain OS, we can change it upon request if it turns out that you need alternative one. We can also keep your OS updated on a weekly basis as part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.