CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the reply to any kind of question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any other operating system. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System possibilities provided by our VPS web hosting plans. You will get an efficient, secure and reliable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, according to the selection that you've made during the sign-up process. You can also select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, which is not possible with the other Linux distributions. These options give you the opportunity to decide what you'd like to do with the VPS - to host your own sites and to control the entire server as one very powerful account, or to set up a number of accounts and give access to others if, for instance, you want to start a website hosting reseller business. When you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, yet with no extra software which is usually set up on it, you are able to get a VPS without any Control Panel. This allows you to fully customize the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server packages which we provide, you can pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all of the 3 website hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you'll be able to 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 domain name or even to resell website hosting plans to other people. You may also buy a server devoid of Control Panel and install any custom-made software that you need, in place 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 sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things that are part of the package.