An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, including peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that functions 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 generated on a physical one, so you will be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting

The dedicated server solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also known as the most reliable and safe OSs. We provide three different ones because each of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you could add on your server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, but if necessary, we can always set up the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the plan any time, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible.