CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is well known as one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you get the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine safety and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server that we offer and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you'd like to set up and run, you can select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be up and running soon after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels which we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you want to use the server for your personal web sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up numerous web hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also buy a VPS without any Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can install only the software which you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we provide with all of our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you'll be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the applications that you wish to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose between various hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to control the whole server like a single account irrespective of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to make a different account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not pick any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to spend effort and time downloading and setting up the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.