CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as being one of the most reliable and risk-free 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 modifying the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is much longer than with any other OS. This means regular safety and stability updates that will provide a reliable software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
When you order one of our virtual private server
plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System possibilities on the signup page. You'll be able to choose to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, depending on the software that you want to set up later. Unlike other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you'll be able to choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etc. When you'd like to have a VPS for a different purpose or if you need different software on it, you will be able to order the server with no Control Panel and you'll obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll enjoy a secure and reliable website hosting service for your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you decide to purchase one of the dedicated server
packages that we provide, you can select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all 3 website hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you are able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each domain name
or even to resell hosting plans to other people. You can also purchase a server without a Control Panel and install any custom-made software which you need, in place 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 regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are included in the bundle.