CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you get the reply to any question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any other OS. This means routine security and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is available with each and every virtual private server that we provide and you can select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you would like to install and run, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be up and running soon after that. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you'd like to employ the server for your Internet sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to create a variety of website hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you can also buy a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can set up only the software which you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server plans which we provide, you'll be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. As it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all your personal websites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain or even to resell hosting plans to other people. You can also buy a server with no Control Panel and install any custom-made software that you need, in place of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the package.