Every personal computer or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, as well as any apps that are currently installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, each and every application runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

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 100 % free and they will not increase the cost of your new web server, but also because they are exceptionally secure and stable. Each of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you will be able to choose from countless software packages that you may install on your server if the app that you want to employ has certain requirements. The Operating System will also determine what internet hosting Control Panel you can use as the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with specific OSs only and because we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer several OSs and multiple Control Panels. If you choose a server with a given OS, we could change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you will need another one. We can also keep the OS updated on a weekly basis as a part of the additional Managed Services upgrade.