CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower than the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is regular protection and stability updates that provides a stable software setting for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
You can select CentOS for your new virtual private server during the registration process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to give you the chance to choose the one which is more suitable for the apps that you would like to set up and manage. CentOS supports a number of web hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you would like to do - to set up a separate account for every single domain name hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domain names together and control the whole server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to buy your VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however without the additional software which is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you can install web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we provide with all of our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you will be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the applications that you want to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to pick from several web hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to manage the entire server like a single account irrespective of the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to make an individual account for each domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not select any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to spend effort and time downloading and installing the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.