An Operating System is the software that communicates with the hardware of a PC and is the intermediary between all the applications and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run software, it transmits requests to the OS using an API (Application Program Interface) and the communication is done via a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Identical to a personal computer, web hosting servers also feature an Operating System that serves as a host for all the software installed on them, including script apps 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 can install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment in contrast with the physical server host Operating System.

Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

In case you decide to purchase one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a wider choice for the system environment on your server as different applications could have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their huge support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and benefit from a stable and risk-free hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you've selected at first does not meet the requirements of the software which you intend to run. We can also update your OS routinely in order to keep it as secure as possible through our Managed Services upgrade package.