CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating 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, which means that the total price that you'll have 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 other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that's is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is routine safety and stability updates which provides a reliable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server that we offer and you can select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you would like to install and run, you'll be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be online shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three hosting Control Panels which we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you want to use the server for your own websites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to create multiple web hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also get a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so you can install just the software which you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages that we supply, as this OS is one of the options which you'll be able to select through the registration process. Since the software that you want to use can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS works with different hosting Control Panels, so if you get a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to control the server like you're managing one large account, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to have independent accounts for the domains that you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels feature this a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS upgrades on a weekly basis and will ensure that your server is secure and has the latest software all the time, so as to ensure the best performance for your Internet sites.