CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll 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 have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you find the reply to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is routine protection and stability updates that will provide a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
When you acquire one of our virtual private server packages, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System selections on the sign-up page. You're able to choose to run either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, according to the software that you would like to install later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you can choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you need a VPS for a different purpose or if you'd like to have different software on it, you will be able to order your server with no Control Panel and you will get a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you will enjoy a safe and reliable web hosting service for all of your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
You will be able to get CentOS with each and every dedicated server that we offer, as 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options which you are able to choose on our registration page. CentOS is compatible with all three website hosting Control Panels that we provide, so that you can choose Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on your server. The first is suitable for less experienced users who need a powerful website hosting solution, considering that a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like one large account, whereas the other two Control Panels will enable you to set up numerous web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you need CentOS with no additional software, you are able to choose a server setup without Control Panel at all. Then you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which includes weekly CentOS updates.