CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to customize 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 have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases 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 that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is ordinary protection and stability updates that will provide a reliable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
If you acquire one of our VPS server
plans, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System selections on the signup page. You can choose to run either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, determined by the software that you'd like to install later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels as well, so you can select Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, etc. When you need a VPS for some other purpose or if you need different software on it, you can order the 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 will enjoy a secure and reliable website hosting service for your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with our dedicated server
packages. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to pick from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the apps that you intend to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from several hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to manage the whole server like an individual account whatever the number of domain names
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to generate an independent account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't choose any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide you with regular OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not have to spend time and effort downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.