CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's well known as being one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning 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 running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you get the reply to any question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is regular safety and stability updates that provides a reliable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
When you buy one of our VPS server
packages, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System selections on the signup page. You are able to choose to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, according to the software that you intend to set up later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to select Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed during the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, etc. If you need a VPS for a different purpose or if you need different software on it, you'll be able to order the server without Control Panel and you will obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll enjoy a secure and reliable hosting service for all of your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we provide with our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the sign-up process, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the apps that you wish to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose from a couple of web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you can take care of the entire server like an individual account whatever the number of domains
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to create an individual account for each and every domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't pick any Control Panel, you will receive the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest effort and time downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most protected software on your dedicated server.