Each PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are installed on the 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 app runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. In case a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

We offer three Operating Systems with our dedicated server solutions - CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian. They're all different Linux distributions and we offer them not only because they're totally free and they won't increase the price of your new server, but also because they are exceptionally stable and secure. Each one of them is supported by a large community of developers, so you'll be given the option to choose from countless software packages that you can install on your server if the application that you would like to employ has specific requirements. The Operating System will also determine what hosting Control Panel you can use because the Control Panels that we offer are compatible with particular OSs only and since we would like to give you as much flexibility as possible, we offer a couple of OSs and multiple Control Panels. In case you get a server with a given Operating System, we will change it upon request in the event that it turns out that you need another one. We will also keep your OS updated weekly as part of the optional Managed Services upgrade.