Each desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software which communicates with the computer hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps that are currently installed 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, every single app runs within the parameters set by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is set up on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, so you can set up a different software environment on a single 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 release - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also considered to be among the most reliable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones because each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you will choose. You can pick any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, but if needed, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package whenever you want, we can update the OS regularly so as to keep it as secure as possible.