CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is well known as being one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program 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 overall price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means regular safety and stability updates that provides a reliable software environment for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You can select CentOS for your new virtual private server during the sign-up process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the opportunity to select the one that will be more suitable for the apps that you want to install and manage. CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you would like to do - to create a separate account for each and every domain hosted on your server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and control the entire server as a single account. You'll also have the choice to purchase the VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the extra software that is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you will be able to install web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we supply with all of our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you will be able to pick from 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 intend to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from various web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to control the entire server like an individual account regardless of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to create a separate account for each and every domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer you regular OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the latest and most secure software on the dedicated server.