CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it's well known as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems available. 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 program 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, which means that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for a decade, which is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates that will provide a great software setting for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System possibilities offered by our VPS hosting plans. You will get a fast, risk-free and reliable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the selection that you've made through the sign-up process. You can also pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, that isn't possible with the other Linux releases. These options provide you with the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your personal Internet sites and to control the entire server as a very powerful account, or to create multiple accounts and give access to others if, for instance, you wish to start a hosting reseller business. In case you're more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, however with no extra software that's usually installed on it, you're able to get a VPS without any Control Panel. This allows you to completely customize the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You're able to acquire CentOS with each dedicated server that we supply, because 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you are able to select on the registration page. CentOS is compatible with all three website hosting Control Panels which we provide, which means that you can select Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on your server. The first is suitable for less experienced users who want a powerful web hosting solution, due to the fact that a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a single very large account, while the other two Control Panels will enable you to make a number of web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the web hosting space. If you want CentOS without any additional software, you are able to choose a server setup with no Control Panel at all. You can then add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which includes weekly CentOS updates.