An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and functions as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it sends requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). A lot like a personal computer, web hosting servers also have an Operating System that serves as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be set up on a physical one, so you can 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 Web Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you shall find three Operating Systems on the order page as we want to give you a wider choice regarding the system environment on the server as different applications could have specific requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their vast support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and benefit from a reliable and secure hosting service. Based on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected in the beginning does not meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also update your OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.