An Operating System is the fundamental software which manages a computer. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, and the prioritization of apps in case multiple ones run at once. Every program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting world, the Operating System is what controls a web hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. In case there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated server
plans that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also regarded as the most dependable and safe OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will pick. You can select any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.