CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, which is longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates which provides a stable software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of several Operating System options provided by our VPS servers. You will get a fast, well-protected and dependable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the choice that you've made during the signup process. You may also select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux releases. These options give you the opportunity to decide what you'd like to do with your VPS - to host your Internet sites and to maintain the whole server as one very powerful account, or to create various accounts and give access to other people if, for example, you want to start a hosting reseller business. When you are more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, yet without the additional software that is usually set up on it, you're able to acquire a VPS without Control Panel. This will help you fully customize the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we provide with all of our dedicated server plans. Throughout the registration process, you'll be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server will meet the requirements of the apps that you intend to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose from a couple of hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to take care of the server like a single account regardless of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to generate an individual account for each domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't select any Control Panel, you will receive the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you will not have to spend time and effort downloading and installing the most current and most secure software on your dedicated server.