CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to customize 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 kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is longer than with any alternative OS. This means regular safety and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment 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'll be able to select it through the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you need to install and run, you can select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be all set shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you'd like to use the server for your personal Internet sites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to set up various hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also order 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 which you want for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages that we supply, as this Operating System is one of the options which you will be able to pick through the registration process. Since the software that you intend to run may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS supports a variety of web hosting Control Panels, which means that if you acquire a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can control the server like you're managing one large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to have different accounts for the domains that you host and can even start a reseller business, since the two Control Panels offer this a functionality. When you add the Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS updates every week and will ensure that your server is secure and has the latest software all the time, in order to guarantee the best performance for your Internet sites.