An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a computer system. It controls how the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of applications in case several run simultaneously. Any program that is installed on a laptop or a desktop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services via an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS is possible using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what runs a web server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. When there're virtual machines created, they employ a guest OS which is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile packages which will let you install and run any web software whatever its system requirements. Your choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers that have created countless software packages that you may install and use on your web server. We also offer three 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 another OS later on, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. 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.