An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer and serves as the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripheral devices such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transfers requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the contact is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web servers also use an Operating System that serves as a host for all of the software installed on them, including 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 it is possible to 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 Hosting
The dedicated servers that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more versatile solutions which will enable you to install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. Your options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license fees. All three have numerous developers who have created numerous software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three hosting Control Panels and which one you can use depends on the Operating System that you choose when you sign up. If you need some other OS subsequently, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.