An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a PC and works as the intermediary between applications and the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an application, it transmits 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, hosting servers also have an Operating System which 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, and many others. 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 with the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server
packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also considered to be among the most stable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your server are different and this could matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you'll pick. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if needed, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the package at any moment, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.