CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you get the reply to any kind of question or problem you might have. Furthermore, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which will provide a stable software setting for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with each and every VPS server that we provide and you will be able to select it through the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you would like to install and run, you are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be all set soon after that. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you want to employ the server for your sites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make various hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also get a VPS with no Control Panel and you'll 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 applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we supply with all of our dedicated server plans. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the apps that you'd like to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from several hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you will be able to manage the server like a single account whatever the number of domains that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to create an independent account for each and every domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't select any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most up-to-date and most protected software on your dedicated server.