CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating 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, meaning that the total price that you will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is longer than with any other operating system. This means regular security and stability updates that provides a great software setting for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You will be able to select CentOS for your brand new virtual private server throughout the signup process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to give you the option to pick the one which will be more suitable for the apps that you'd like to install and work with. CentOS supports various website hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you wish to do - to create a separate account for every single domain hosted on the server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and control the whole server as a single account. You will also have the choice to buy the VPS without Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, but without the extra software which is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you are able to install web or database servers that are different from the standard ones that we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages which we offer, due to the fact that this OS is on the list of options that you will be able to select through the order process. As the software that you wish to use can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS supports numerous hosting Control Panels, which means that if you acquire a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you can manage the server as if you're managing a single large account, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to have different accounts for the domains which you host and can even start a reseller business, as the two Control Panels offer such a functionality. If you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS upgrades weekly and will make sure that your server is safe and it has the latest software at all times, so as to ensure the optimum performance for your web sites.