How many server Operating Systems can you pick from?
An Operating System is the low-level software that controls a PC. It handles how your hardware functions, the communication with peripherals like a monitor, a printer or a keyboard, the allocation of memory between applications, along with the prioritization of apps if several run simultaneously. Each and every program that is installed on a PC operates by sending requests to the OS for various services via an application program interface (API). The communication with the OS can be achieved through a Graphical User Interface (GUI) or a command line. In the hosting field, the OS is what controls a hosting server as well as any software installed on it, which includes not only website scripts, but also any other application for instance a VOIP or a game server. If there're virtual machines created, they use a guest OS that runs on the server host OS.
Multiple OS in Dedicated Web Hosting
In case 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 wider choice for the system environment on your server as different applications may have particular requirements. CentOS, Ubuntu and Debian contain different modules developed by their large support communities, so you can select each of these OSs and take advantage of a reliable and safe web hosting service. Depending on your choice, you will also have different Control Panels to choose from. Of course, we can always replace the Operating System if the one you have selected initially does not meet the requirements of the software that you'd like to run. We can also update the OS regularly in order to keep it as risk-free as possible with our Managed Services upgrade package.