CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is ordinary security and stability updates that provides a dependable software setting for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
If you purchase one of our VPS server
plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System choices on the registration page. You are able to decide to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, depending on the software that you would like to set up later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, and so on. If you'd like to have a VPS for another purpose or if you want different software on it, you'll be able to order your server without Control Panel and you will obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll enjoy a protected and reliable hosting service for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to get one of the dedicated server
packages which we supply, you can choose the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your website. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host your personal websites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting plans to other people. You may also buy a server without a Control Panel and set up any custom software that you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the registration process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things which are included in the bundle.