An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a PC. It controls how your hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices including a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between your applications, and the prioritization of apps when several run concurrently. Each program that is installed on a computer system functions by sending requests to the OS for various services using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting world, the OS is what commands a web server as well as all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but, in addition every other application such as a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that is run on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the order page since we want to give you a larger choice regarding the system environment on your server as different apps could have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian come with different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and enjoy a reliable and secure Internet hosting service. Based on your choice, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always change the Operating System if the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software that you would like to run. We can also update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible using our Managed Services upgrade package.