CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as being one of the most stable and safe 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 modifying the program 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, meaning that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer society, which will help you get the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine security and stability updates which will provide a great software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is available with each and every VPS server that we offer and you will be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you need to install and run, you can pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be all set shortly after that. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you wish to use the server for your very own Internet sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to create numerous hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you may also purchase a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up just the software that you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to order one of the dedicated server packages which we offer, you'll be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you can use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host your personal websites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting plans to other people. Also, you can acquire a server devoid of Control Panel and install any custom software which you need, in place of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle during the registration process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things which are part of the package.