Digital Pacific are one of Australia’s largest providers of Dedicated Server Hosting, this means you can rely on us to provide the widest range of Operating Systems for your server. An operating system (OS), in its most general sense, is software that allows a user to run other applications on a computing device. While it is possible for a software application to interface directly with hardware, the vast majority of applications are written for an OS, which allows them to take advantage of common libraries and not worry about specific hardware details.
The operating system manages a computer’s hardware resources, whether it be a Virtual Machine or Dedicated Server. The OS also provides services to facilitate the efficient execution and management of, and memory allocations for, any additional installed software application programs. At Digital Pacific, we offer a wide range of Linux distributions and Windows Server licences catering to all customer needs.
CentOS is an Enterprise Linux distribution based on the freely available sources from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS is designed for people who need an enterprise class operating system without the cost or support of the prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted towards the commercial market, including mainframes. Red Hat solutions have been embraced across a wide variety of industries and sectors including education, financial, government, telecommunications and healthcare. Customers can count on Red Hat expertise and support at every step from deployment to development to implementation and management. Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system requires a subscription fee.
Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux. Debian GNU/Linux provides more than a pure operating system; it comes with over 25113 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation on your machine. Debian is a freely-available open source operating system.
openSUSE is a free linux-based operating system. The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE includes some of the latest innovations from the open-source community and other projects in the openSUSE Project.
Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu is composed of free and open source software distributed under various licenses, especially the GNU General Public License (GPL). Ubuntu delivers a stable, fully supported and secure platform for hundreds of organisations worldwide. Ubuntu Server Edition is an energy efficient, low memory and disk footprint operating system that helps build server functions that respect our environment with no compromise on agility and versatility.
Microsoft provides a range of Windows based operating systems for us on Dedicated Servers. Unlike Linux operating systems, Windows Server require a license key that can be purchased via Digital Pacific or purchased on your own and provided for the installation on your new server.
Below is a list of Windows Server Operating Systems available: