CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you're able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the reply to any question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for a decade, that's is longer than with any other OS. This means routine security and stability updates that provides a great software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
If you obtain one of our VPS server packages, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System choices on the signup page. You will be able to decide to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, determined by the software that you'd like to install later. Unlike other Linux releases, CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to pick Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you'd like to have a VPS for some other purpose or if you'd like to have different software on it, you're able to order your server without Control Panel and you will acquire a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you'll enjoy a protected and reliable hosting service for all your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server plans. Throughout the registration process, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the requirements of the applications that you wish to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose from various website hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to take care of the whole server like an individual account regardless of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can create an individual account for each and every domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't pick any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also supply weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most current and most protected software on your dedicated server.