An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated 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
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile solutions which will allow you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created a huge number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. In case you need a new OS afterwards, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with all patches that are released for it.