CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as being one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It's 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 need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the reply to any question or problem you might have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is routine protection and stability updates which will provide a dependable software setting for your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

CentOS is accessible with every single VPS server that we offer and you can select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you'd like to set up and run, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be installed and operating soon after that. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you want to use the server for your web sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to set up various hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you may also acquire a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can install only the software which you want for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

When you decide to buy one of the dedicated server plans that we offer, you'll be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your new 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 which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all of your personal websites in just a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each domain name or even to resell website hosting packages to other people. You may also get a server with no Control Panel and install any custom-made software which 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 registration process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things that are part of the bundle.