CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of any of them. It is 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 will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for a decade, that is is much longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is routine security and stability updates which provides a dependable software setting for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System choices offered by our Linux VPS hosting service
. You'll get an efficient, safe and reliable machine using a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the selection that you've made during the registration process. You may also choose from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with the other Linux releases. These options give you the opportunity to decide what you'd like to do with the VPS - to host your own websites and to manage the server as one very powerful account, or to set up various accounts and give access to other people if, for instance, you intend to start a hosting reseller business. When you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, yet devoid of the additional software which is usually installed on it, you can get a VPS without any Control Panel. This will enable you to fully modify the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we supply with our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the registration process, you'll be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the apps that you want to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between several website hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to take care of the server like an individual account whatever the number of domains
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to create a separate account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not choose any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide you with regular OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to spend time and effort downloading and setting up the latest and most protected software on the dedicated server.