Discover more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it has become the OS preferred by a lot of hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It is 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 will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you might have. What's more, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means ordinary safety and stability updates which provides a stable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System solutions provided by our VPS hosting plans
. You'll get an efficient, risk-free and reliable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the choice that you've made during the registration process. You will also be able to select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux distributions. These options will give you the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your personal sites and to maintain the server as a very powerful account, or to create a number of accounts and give access to others if, for example, you intend to start a web hosting reseller business. When you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, yet without the additional software that's usually installed on it, you will be able to buy a VPS without any Control Panel. This will allow you to entirely modify the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we offer with all of our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the requirements of the applications that you'd like to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from a couple of hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you'll be able to manage the server like a single account irrespective of the number of domain names
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to make an independent account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not choose any Control Panel, you will receive the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also supply weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to devote effort and time downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most secure software on the dedicated server.