An Operating System is the low-level software that manages a computer system. It handles how the hardware functions, the communication with peripheral devices such as a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between all the applications, plus the prioritization of apps if several run at once. Any program which is installed on a desktop or a laptop functions by sending requests to the OS for different services by using an application program interface (API). The interaction with the OS can be done through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the Internet hosting field, the OS is what runs a web server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also every other application for example a VOIP or a game server. In case there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated 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 fees, but they’re also regarded as the most stable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones since each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages which you could add on your server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the OS that you will select. You may choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order process, however if needed, we can always install the server once again with a different one upon your request. As an additional service that you may add to the package any time, we can update the OS on a regular basis in order to keep it as secure as possible.