CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, which will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is much longer than with any other operating system. What this means is frequent protection and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is offered with each and every VPS server
that we supply and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you need 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 installed and operating soon after that. CentOS supports all 3 website hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you wish to use the server for your 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 resell them to others. Of course, you can also order a VPS with no 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 only the software that you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to order one of the dedicated server
plans that we offer, you will be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all 3 hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you're able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all your personal websites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each domain name
or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. You can also acquire a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom-made software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are included in the bundle.