OS for servers
OS, short for operating system, enables the functionality of a computer. It is what powers your computer with collective software, which manages and utilizes the computer's hardware to function as one. Examples of operating systems are Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, Lion OSX, and Mountain Lion OSX. These OS ensure that the hardware in your computer functions properly together. The purpose of an OS for computers is identical of that of a web hosting server. Servers also need OS to function properly. 1&1 offers the choice of shared hosting for your website with the Linux or Windows technology powered OS. Either one of the two give you the same results of a professionally looking website. Either one of the two OS options for server hosting can be used on your personal computer. It's not required of you to have a Windows operated computer to host a website powered by a Windows hosting server. No such restrictions apply when choosing which Server OS you wish to use.