An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web servers also feature an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and so on. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so it is possible to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to acquire one of our dedicated servers, you'll find three Operating Systems on the order page because we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your server as different apps could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free Internet hosting service. Based on your decision, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you have selected initially doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update the OS routinely in order to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.