CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the answer to any question or problem you have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, which is much longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is ordinary security and stability updates which provides a stable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
You will be able to select CentOS for your new virtual private server through the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the option to choose the one which is more suitable for the applications that you'd like to set up and manage. CentOS supports a variety of hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you would like to do - to make a separate account for each domain hosted on the server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domains together and control the whole server as a single account. You'll also have the option to obtain your VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, but without the extra software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you can install web or database servers which are different from the standard ones that we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
When you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we offer, as this Operating System is one of the options that you will be able to choose through the registration process. As the software that you want to run can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS supports a number of web hosting Control Panels, which means that if you get a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can control the server as if you're controlling one large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to have different accounts for the domains that you host and can even start a reseller business, since both the Control Panels feature such a functionality. In case you add the Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS upgrades on a weekly basis and will ensure that your server is secure and has the most recent software at all times, to ensure the best possible performance for your websites.