CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is well known as one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is longer than with any other OS. This means regular safety and stability updates that provides a dependable software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is available with each and every virtual private server that we provide and you can select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you would like to install and run, you are able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels which we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you wish to employ the server for your very own web sites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make a variety of hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also purchase a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can install just the software which you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server plans. During the registration process, you can pick 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 requirements of the applications that you'd like to install. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from various web hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you'll be able to take care of the entire server like an individual account irrespective of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can make an individual account for each domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you don't choose any Control Panel, you will get the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to devote time and effort downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.