CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need 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 some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you get the answer to any question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for a decade, that is is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means ordinary safety and stability updates that provides a great software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System choices provided by our VPS servers. You'll get a fast, safe and dependable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the selection that you've made through the signup process. You may also pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with the other Linux distributions. These options provide you with the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your own Internet sites and to maintain the whole server as one very powerful account, or to make a number of accounts and give access to other people if, for instance, you wish to start a website hosting reseller business. In case you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, however without the further software that is usually set up on it, you will be able to order a VPS without any Control Panel. This will enable you to fully customize the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server plans that we offer, you are able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your site. CentOS supports all of the 3 website hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you're able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host all your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell website hosting plans to other people. Also, you can acquire a server without a Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are included in the bundle.