CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you discover 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 a decade, that is is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is regular safety and stability updates which provides a great software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
When you get one of our virtual private server
plans, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System choices on the signup page. You are able to decide to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, depending on the software that you want to set up later. Unlike other Linux releases, CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels as well, so you'll be able to pick Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you need a VPS for some other purpose or if you need different software on it, you can order the server without any Control Panel and you'll acquire a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll have a protected and reliable web hosting service for all your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You will be able to get CentOS with each dedicated server
that we supply, since 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you'll be able to select on our order page. CentOS is compatible with all three web hosting Control Panels which we provide, which means that you're able to select Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on your server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users that need a powerful website hosting solution, because a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like one very large account, whereas the other two Control Panels allow you to set up numerous web hosting accounts on your server and even to resell the web hosting space. If you need CentOS with no additional software, you are able to select a server setup without Control Panel at all. After that you can add only the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.