CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it is well known as one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of any 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 overall price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the reply to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is a lot longer than with any other OS. This means ordinary safety and stability updates which provides a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You will be able to select CentOS for your new VPS server throughout the registration process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the chance to pick the one that is more suitable for the apps that you intend to set up and manage. CentOS supports multiple web hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you intend to do - to set up a separate account for every single domain hosted on your server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domain names at the same time and manage the entire server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to buy your VPS without Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the additional software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you'll be able to install web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to obtain one of the dedicated server plans which we supply, you can choose the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all the system resources for your site. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all of your personal websites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. Also, you can purchase a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software that you need, instead of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things which are part of the bundle.