Learn which Operating Systems you are able to run on your server.
An Operating System is the basic software that manages a computer system. It takes care of the way the hardware behaves, the communication with peripheral devices for instance a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between apps, as well as the prioritization of apps if several run concurrently. Every program that's installed on a desktop or a laptop works by sending requests to the OS for different services using an application program interface (API). The contact with the OS can be done using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what commands a server and all of the software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for example a VOIP or a game server. If there are virtual machines created, they work with a guest OS which runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to get one of our dedicated servers, you will find three Operating Systems on the registration page since we want to give you a larger choice with regard to the system environment on your server as different applications can have certain requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian feature different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select any of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and risk-free hosting service. Based on your selection, you'll also have different Control Panels to choose from. Needless to say, we can always change the Operating System in case the one you have selected at first doesn't meet the requirements of the software that you intend to run. We can also update your OS regularly in order to keep it as secure as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.