Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it's the OS preferred by several hosting providers.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the reply to any question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is much longer than with any alternative operating system. This means regular security and stability updates which provides a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System options provided by our Linux VPS hosting service
. You'll get a quick, risk-free and reliable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, according to the choice that you've made through the signup process. You'll also be able to pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, which isn't possible with other Linux releases. These options provide you with the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your own sites and to manage the whole server as a very powerful account, or to generate different accounts and provide access to others if, for example, you intend to start a website hosting reseller business. When you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, however devoid of the further software that is usually set up on it, you're able to get a VPS without Control Panel. This will allow you to completely modify the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages that we offer, because this Operating System is on the list of options that you will be able to choose through the registration process. Since the software that you wish to use may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS supports numerous hosting Control Panels, so if you obtain a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can manage the server as if you're controlling a single large account, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to have individual accounts for the domains
that you host and can even start a reseller business, as the two Control Panels offer such a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS upgrades every week and will make sure that your server is safe and it has the latest software at all times, so as to guarantee the best possible performance for your web sites.