An Operating System is the software that interacts with the hardware of a computer system and is the intermediary between apps and the hardware, which includes peripherals such as a printer, a computer mouse or a keyboard. When you run an app, it transmits requests to the OS through 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, hosting servers also have an Operating System that functions as a host for any software installed on them, including script apps or server-side software such as a flash server, a VOIP server, etc. A virtual machine can be created on a physical one, so you could install a guest OS on it and have a different system environment compared to the physical server host Operating System.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
The dedicated servers we offer can be installed with as many as three different Operating Systems because we want to offer you more versatile solutions that will let you install and run any kind of web software regardless of its system requirements. The choices are CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu and these three OSs are some of the most dependable and safe ones, not mentioning that they don't have any kind of license costs. All three have a large number of developers that have created a large number of software packages that you may install and use on your server. We also offer three internet hosting Control Panels and which one you can use will depend on the Operating System that you select when you register. In case you need a new OS later on, it won't be a problem because we can always reinstall your machine. With our Managed Services package we could also keep your OS secure by upgrading it on a weekly basis with any patches that are released for it.