CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you get the reply to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is longer than with any other operating system. What this means is frequent protection and stability updates which provides a reliable software setting for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to select CentOS for your new virtual private server through the registration process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, so as to give you the chance to choose the one which is more suitable for the applications 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, according to what you wish to do - to create a separate account for each and every domain hosted on your server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domain names together and control the server as one single account. You will also have the choice to acquire your VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet without the extra software that is provided with the Control Panels. In this way, you can easily set up web or database servers which are different from the standard ones that we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we supply with all of our dedicated server plans. During the registration process, you will be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the apps that you'd like to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between a couple of website hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you're able to take care of the entire server like a single account whatever the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to create an independent account for each and every 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 the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer you weekly OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest effort and time downloading and installing the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.