CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems on the market. 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 any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning 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 unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you get the reply to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. This means frequent safety and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server that we provide and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you would like to install and run, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be all set soon after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you want to use the server for your very own websites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to create numerous hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you may also buy a VPS without Control Panel and you will 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 that you want for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
When you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages that we offer, since this OS is one of the options which you will be able to choose during the order process. As the software that you wish to run can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS is compatible with various web hosting Control Panels, and if you get a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to control the server like you're managing a single very large account, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can have distinct accounts for the domain names that you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels offer such a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS upgrades weekly and will ensure that your server is safe and has the most up-to-date software at all times, so as to ensure the optimum performance for your websites.