Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it has become the OS preferred by numerous hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most reliable and protected 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 all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with 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 question or problem you might have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is much longer than with any other operating system. This means routine protection and stability updates that provides a stable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System solutions provided by our Linux VPS servers
. You will get an efficient, safe and reliable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the choice that you've made through the signup process. You can also pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, which is not possible with the other Linux releases. These options will provide you with the opportunity to decide what you'd like to do with your VPS - to host your websites and to manage the entire server as one very powerful account, or to set up many different accounts and give access to others if, for instance, you wish to start a hosting reseller business. In case you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, but with no further software which is usually set up on it, you can buy a VPS without any Control Panel. This will allow you to entirely customize the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we supply with all our dedicated server
packages. During the sign-up process, you will be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the apps that you intend to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to pick from various hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to take care of the entire server like just a single account regardless of the number of domains
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to create an independent account for each domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you will receive the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also provide you with regular OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you won't need to devote time and effort downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.