An Operating System is the low-level software which controls a computer system. It takes care of how the hardware operates, the communication with peripherals for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, and the prioritization of applications in case multiple ones run at once. Each and every program that is installed on a desktop or a laptop operates by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved via a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the web hosting world, the OS is what controls a server along with all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be set up with three different Operating Systems as we want to give you more flexible plans which will allow you to install and run any type of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and secure ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have thousands of developers who have created a large number of software packages that you could install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. If you need another OS subsequently, it won't be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches which are released for it.