An Operating System is the software which interacts with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between applications and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS through an API (Application Program Interface) and the interaction is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Just like a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script applications or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, and many others. A virtual machine can be generated on a physical one, so you'll be able to install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host OS.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Hosting

The dedicated servers we offer can be set up with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to give you more versatile plans that will enable you to install and run any kind of web software whatever its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these 3 OSs are some of the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have thousands of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you can install and use on your hosting server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you select when you sign up. If you need a new OS later, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we can also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.