CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of all of them. It is 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 will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you may have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means routine protection and stability updates which provides a dependable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You will be able to pick CentOS for your new VPS server through the sign-up process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the option to choose the one that is more suitable for the apps that you wish to install and manage. CentOS supports multiple hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you'd like to do - to make a separate account for each and every domain hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domains together and manage the server as one single account. You'll also have the option to get the VPS with no Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, but with no extra software which comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you can easily install web or database servers which are different from the standard ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to order one of the dedicated server packages which we supply, you can select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you can use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain or even to resell hosting packages to other people. Also, you can get a server with no Control Panel and set up any custom software that you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout 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.