CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you get the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that's is much longer than with any alternative OS. This means frequent security and stability updates which will provide a great software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
When you get one of our VPS server plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System possibilities on the registration page. You're able to decide to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, determined by the software that you need to install later. Unlike other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you can pick Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you need a VPS for another purpose or if you'd like to install different software on it, you are able to order your 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 web hosting service for all of your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to purchase one of the dedicated server packages which we supply, you can select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels which we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host your personal websites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain or even to resell web hosting packages to other people. You can also acquire a server without a Control Panel and install any custom-made software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the signup process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things that are part of the package.