CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, which is much longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine safety and stability updates which provides a reliable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You can select CentOS for your new VPS server during the signup process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the option to choose the one that will be more suitable for the applications that you would like to install and run. CentOS supports multiple hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you would like to do - to create a separate account for every single domain name hosted on your server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all of your domains together and control the server as a single account. You will also have the option to purchase your VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet devoid of the additional software that comes with the Control Panels. This way, you'll be able to install web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to get one of the dedicated server packages that we supply, you are able to select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels which we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host your personal sites in a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain name or even to resell hosting packages to other people. Also, you can obtain a server devoid of Control Panel and set up 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 the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things that are included in the package.