CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most stable and risk-free 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 modifying the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, which is longer than with any other OS. This means ordinary protection and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
When you buy one of our VPS server
plans, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System selections on the signup page. You'll be able to decide to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, according to the software that you need to set up later. Unlike other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you'll be able to select Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, etc. When you need a VPS for some other purpose or if you'd like to have different software on it, you will be able to order the server without any Control Panel and you'll get a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you'll have a safe and reliable website hosting service for all your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to order one of the dedicated server
packages which we provide, you're able to select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Due to the fact that it's very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all of the 3 website hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you are able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host your personal websites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain name
or even to resell web hosting packages to other people. You can also purchase a server without a Control Panel and set up any custom-made software that you need, instead 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 weekly CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the bundle.