CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any other OS. This means ordinary security and stability updates that provides a great software setting for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
You'll be able to select CentOS for your brand new virtual private server during the registration process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the opportunity to select the one that is more suitable for the applications that you intend to set up and work with. CentOS supports multiple hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you intend to do - to make a separate account for every single domain name hosted on your server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domains at the same time and manage the entire server as a single account. You will also have the option to order the VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet without the additional software which comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you can easily install web or database servers which are different from the standard ones which we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
When you decide to order one of the dedicated server plans which we provide, you can select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels which we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you are able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all your personal websites in just a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each domain name or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. You may also obtain a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, in place of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the signup process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things that are part of the package.