Each and every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripherals 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, any application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter if you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will pick. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as risk-free as possible.