An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between the installed applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, 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). Just like a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that acts as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etcetera. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast to the physical server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting
The dedicated servers
that we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems because we want to give you more flexible packages that will let you install and run any web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most dependable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license fees. All three have lots of developers who have created a huge number of software packages that you'll be able to install and use on your server. We also offer three web hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you register. In case you need some other OS later on, it will not be a problem as we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.