CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating 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, meaning that the total price that you'll 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 stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the reply 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 a lot longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is frequent security and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System solutions provided by our VPS servers. You'll get a quick, safe and reliable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the selection that you've made through the registration process. You may also pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux distributions. These options give you the opportunity to choose what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your own sites and to manage the whole server as one very powerful account, or to make a number of accounts and provide access to others if, for example, you intend to start a hosting reseller business. When you're more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, yet with no further software that's usually installed on it, you will be able to purchase a VPS without any Control Panel. This allows you to completely customize the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You are able to obtain CentOS with each dedicated server which we supply, because 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you can select on the order page. CentOS is compatible with all three website hosting Control Panels which we supply, so that you're able to select Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on the server. The first is appropriate for less experienced users that need a powerful web hosting solution, due to the fact that a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a single very large account, while the other two Control Panels allow you to create various web hosting accounts on your server and even to resell the hosting space. If you need CentOS with no additional software, you'll be able to select a server setup with no Control Panel at all. After that you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.