CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you're able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you get the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is longer than with any other operating system. This means frequent security and stability updates which will provide a dependable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server
that we supply and you can select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you need to install and run, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be all set shortly after that. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to use the server for your very own websites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to create numerous website hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you may also acquire a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can install only the software which you want for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we supply with all our dedicated server
packages. During the sign-up process, you can select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the apps that you wish to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from various hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you can control the server like a single account regardless of the number of domain names
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to make an independent account for each and every domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer you weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.