Each and every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which interacts with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any applications that are present on the system. Any program input using a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, any app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etc. This goes for both standard site scripts and server-side software like a media server. If a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server plans that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license fees, but they’re also considered to be among the most stable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this may matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems during the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with a different one upon your request. As an optional service that you can add to the plan at any time, we can update your OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.