Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS preferred by a lot of hosting companies.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to 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 discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is much longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is regular safety and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of several Operating System choices offered by our VPS servers
. You'll get a quick, secure and reliable machine using a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the choice that you've made during the sign-up process. You can also select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux releases. These options will give you the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your own websites and to control the server as one very powerful account, or to generate different accounts and provide access to other people if, for example, you want to start a website hosting reseller business. In case you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, yet devoid of the additional software that's usually installed on it, you'll be able to obtain a VPS without Control Panel. This will allow you to completely modify the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server
packages which we supply, you can choose the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all 3 website hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. You may also purchase a server without a Control Panel and install 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. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things which are included in the bundle.