CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as being one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to customize it in whatever 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 kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you might have. In addition, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which provides a great software environment for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server that we offer and you can select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you would like to install and run, you're able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating soon after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you wish to use the server for your personal sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up numerous hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also obtain a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up just the software that you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
When you decide to order one of the dedicated server plans that we supply, you'll be able to choose the CentOS Operating System for your machine. As it's very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all the system resources for your site. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels that we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you can use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell website hosting plans to other people. Also, you can acquire a server without a Control Panel and install any custom-made software which you need, instead 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 sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the bundle.