CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which 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'll be able to select it during the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you would like to install and run, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating soon after that. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to employ the server for your own web sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to generate numerous website hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you can also acquire a VPS without any 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 set up only the software which you want for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Hosting

CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we provide with all of our dedicated server plans. During the signup process, you'll be able to pick 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 apps that you intend to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between several website hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to manage 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 a different account for each domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't choose any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also supply weekly OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you won't need to devote effort and time downloading and installing the latest and most secure software on the dedicated server.