CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of all of them. It is 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 will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you get the reply to any question or problem you have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is much longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is regular protection and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server that we provide and you can select it during the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you would like to set up and run, you'll be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be up and running shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels which we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you wish to use the server for your very own Internet sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up multiple web hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you can also obtain a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can install only the software which you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we offer with our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the apps that you want to install. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from various web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to control the whole server like an individual account regardless of the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to generate a separate account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also supply weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to devote effort and time downloading and installing the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.