CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most dependable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to customize 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 won't need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you get the reply to any kind of question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is much longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is regular protection and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You can pick CentOS for your brand new VPS server through the sign-up process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the option to select the one which will be more suitable for the apps that you would like to install and manage. CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you'd like to do - to set up a separate account for each domain name hosted on the server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and control the server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to acquire your VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet with no extra software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you're able to install web or database servers that are different from the standard ones that we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server packages. During the sign-up process, you'll be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server will meet the requirements of the applications that you would like to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from a couple of website hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to manage the entire server like an individual account whatever the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can make an independent account for each and every domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you don't select any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also supply regular OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to devote effort and time downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most secure software on the dedicated server.