CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded 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 whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying 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 cheaper as compared to the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine security and stability updates that will provide a stable software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System options offered by our VPS servers
. You'll get an efficient, safe and dependable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, according to the choice that you've made through the signup process. You can also pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, which is not possible with the other Linux distributions. These options will give you the opportunity to choose what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your personal sites and to take care of the server as one very powerful account, or to generate multiple accounts and provide access to others if, for example, you wish to start a web hosting reseller business. When you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, but without the additional software which is usually installed on it, you'll be able to get a VPS without any Control Panel. This allows you to completely customize the software environment for your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You will be able to get CentOS with each dedicated server
which we supply, because 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options which you can select on the order page. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we offer, therefore you're able to pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on your server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users that need a powerful web hosting solution, since a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a very large account, whereas the other two Control Panels will enable you to create various hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you want CentOS without any additional software, you'll be able to choose a server setup with no Control Panel at all. Then you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.