Each PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the computer hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, together with any applications that are installed on your system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a web server, each and every app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This is valid for both standard Internet site scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two independent Operating Systems, referred to as guest OS and host OS, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also regarded as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is backed by a separate community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you will pick. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.