Each desktop or notebook or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program that communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse and 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, each application runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This is valid for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. When a virtual server is generated on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so that you can set up a different software environment on a single machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated server packages that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and secure OSs. We supply three different ones as each one of them is backed by a different community. The packages which you can add on your web server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with specific requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the Operating System that you'll select. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, however if necessary, we can always install the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an additional service that you can add to the package whenever you want, we can update your OS on a regular basis so as to keep it as secure as possible.