CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all 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 total price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. What's more, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, which is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is frequent security and stability updates that will provide a dependable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is available with each and every VPS server that we offer and you will be able to select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you would like to set up and run, you're able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all of the three website hosting Control Panels that we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you would like to employ the server for your own web sites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to create multiple website hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also obtain a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up only the software which you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to purchase one of the dedicated server plans that we supply, you'll be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your site. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you can use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host your personal websites in a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell web hosting packages to other people. You can also purchase a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things that are included in the bundle.