CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, which is much longer than with any other OS. This means frequent safety and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is available with every single VPS server that we supply and you will be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you'd like to set up and run, you're able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all 3 hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you want to use the server for your personal web sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up numerous web hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you may also purchase a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so you can set up only the software which you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we offer, due to the fact that this OS is on the list of options that you are able to select through the order process. As the software that you need to run may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS works with numerous website hosting Control Panels, which means that if you obtain a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to manage the server as if you're managing one very large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to have individual accounts for the domains that you host and can even start a reseller business, since both the Control Panels offer this a functionality. If you add our Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS upgrades weekly and will make sure that your server is protected and has the most recent software all the time, so as to ensure the best performance for your Internet sites.