CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine security and stability updates that provides a dependable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You will be able to select CentOS for your brand new virtual private server through the sign-up process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases, so as to give you the chance to pick the one which will be more suitable for the apps that you wish to set up and manage. CentOS supports various hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you'd like to do - to set up a separate account for each and every domain name hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and control the entire server as one single account. You will also have the choice to obtain the VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet without the extra software which is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you're able to install web or database servers which are different from the default ones that we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server plans which we supply, you're able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. As it's very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your site. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host all of your personal websites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell website hosting packages to other people. You may also purchase a server with no Control Panel and set up any custom-made software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things that are included in the package.