Each and every PC or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level software that communicates with the hardware, including peripherals such as a mouse and a printer, and any applications that are present on your system. Any program input through a command line or a Graphical User Interface (GUI) is processed by sending an Application Program Interface (API) request to the OS. On a server, each and every application runs within the parameters specified by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, and so on. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software such as a media server. If a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two separate Operating Systems, named guest OS and host OS, so that you will be able to set up a different software environment on the same machine.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
The dedicated server packages that we offer come with as many as three different Operating Systems to select from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they’re also regarded as the most reliable and risk-free OSs. We supply three different ones for the reason that each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your hosting server are different and this could matter in case you want to install some piece of software with particular requirements about the hosting environment. In this light, the web hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will choose. You can select any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always set up the server once again with another one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the package at any time, we can update the OS regularly to keep it as risk-free as possible.