An Operating System is the low-level software which manages a computer system. It controls the way your hardware operates, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, plus the prioritization of applications if multiple ones run simultaneously. Each program that's installed on a notebook or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS is possible through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they are also known as the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you'll select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if needed, we can always set up the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you could add to the package at any time, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.