Every personal computer or web server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, together with any applications that are 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 Operating System. On a server, any app runs within the parameters defined by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. 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, which means that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers

The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as 3 different Operating Systems as we want to offer you more flexible packages that will allow you to install and run any web software irrespective of its system requirements. The options are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are among the most stable and risk-free ones, not mentioning that they do not have any kind of license charges. All three have lots of developers that have created numerous software packages that you can install and use on your web 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. In case you need a different OS subsequently, it won't be a problem since we can always reinstall your server. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by updating it every week with any patches which are available for it.