Each and every notebook or desktop or server is run by an Operating System - the low-level program which communicates with the hardware equipment, including peripheral devices such as a mouse or a printer, and any apps 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 web server, each app runs within the parameters established by the OS as well - priority, physical memory, processing time, etcetera. This goes for both standard website scripts and server-side software like a media server. When a virtual server is created on a physical one, there can be two different Operating Systems, called guest OS and host OS, which means that you'll be able to set up a different software environment on the very same machine.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Servers
The dedicated server
solutions that we offer come with three different Operating Systems to pick from. They are all Linux distributions - Ubuntu, CentOS and Debian, and not only do they have no license taxes, but they are also considered to be among the most dependable and secure OSs. We offer three different ones as each one of them is supported by a separate community. The packages that you could add on your web server are different and this may matter in case you need to install some piece of software with particular requirements for the hosting environment. In this light, the hosting Control Panel that you can select for the dedicated server also depends on the OS that you will select. You can choose any of the three Operating Systems throughout the order procedure, yet if necessary, we can always install the server once again with an alternative one upon your request. As an optional service that you may add to the plan whenever you want, we can update your OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible.