An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a broader choice with regard to the system environment on the machine as different applications could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and safe hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you want to run. We can also update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.