CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as being one of the most dependable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be 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 will not need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is longer than with any alternative OS. This means ordinary security and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is offered with every single VPS server
that we offer and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you'd like to install and run, you are able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to use the server for your personal Internet sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up various hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also acquire a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so you can set up just the software which you want for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to buy one of the dedicated server
plans that we supply, you are able to choose the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it's very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host all of your personal websites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each domain
or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You can also get a server without a Control Panel and set up any custom-made software that you need, instead of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things that are included in the bundle.