CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems out there. 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 any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you get the reply to any question or problem you have. What's more, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is ordinary protection and stability updates which will provide a great software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is offered with each and every virtual private server that we supply and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you need to install and run, you will be able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels which we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to use the server for your sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to generate multiple web hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also purchase a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can install just the software that you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we supply with all of our dedicated server plans. Throughout the signup process, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the apps that you want to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from various web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you're able to control the whole server like just a single account whatever the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to generate 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 will get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide you with weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest time and effort downloading and installing the most recent and most secure software on the dedicated server.