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 safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you're able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you get the reply to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. This means routine safety and stability updates that provides a stable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
You will be able to pick CentOS for your new virtual private server through the registration process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the chance to choose the one that will be more suitable for the apps that you wish to set up and work with. CentOS supports various website hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you wish to do - to set up a separate account for each domain name hosted on your server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domains together and control the server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to get your VPS without Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet with no additional software which comes with the Control Panels. This way, you'll be able to set up web or database servers which are different from the standard ones that we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server plans that we offer, you can choose the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host all your personal Internet sites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each domain name or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. Also, you can buy a server without a Control Panel and install any custom-made software that you need, instead 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 during the signup process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things which are part of the bundle.