CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the reply to any question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is much longer than with any other operating system. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
You'll be able to select CentOS for your brand new virtual private server during the signup process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, so as to give you the opportunity to choose the one which will be more suitable for the applications that you intend to set up and work with. CentOS supports a variety of hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you'd like to do - to create a separate account for each and every domain hosted on your server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all of your domains together and manage the server as a single account. You'll also have the choice to acquire your VPS without Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, yet devoid of the additional software which is provided with the Control Panels. In this way, you can install web or database servers which are different from the standard ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
If you decide to get one of the dedicated server plans which we offer, you can pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Due to the fact that it's very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your site. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host your personal sites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting plans to other people. You may also acquire a server without a Control Panel and install 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. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the bundle.