CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of all 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'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower 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, which will help you discover the reply to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any other OS. What this means is routine safety and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with each and every VPS server that we provide and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you need to install and run, you're able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be online soon after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to employ the server for your very own websites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to generate numerous hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also get a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can set up only the software that you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we supply with all our dedicated server packages. During the registration process, you will be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the applications that you intend to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from a couple of hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you will be able to manage the entire server like just a single account regardless of the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can make a different account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you do not choose any Control Panel, you will receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most secure software on the dedicated server.