An Operating System is the software which communicates with the hardware of a computer and works as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it sends requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also have an Operating System which serves as a host for all the software installed on them, which includes script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license charges, but they’re also regarded as the most dependable and risk-free OSs. We provide three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a different community. The packages that you can add on your server are different and this could matter if you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements regarding the hosting environment. In this light, the internet hosting Control Panel which you can select for the dedicated server is also determined by the Operating System that you'll select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems during the order process, but if needed, we can always set up the server anew with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you could add to the plan at any moment, we can update the OS on a regular basis to keep it as secure as possible.