CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in whatever 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 won't need to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you get the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any other OS. What this means is regular security and stability updates which provides a reliable software setting for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is offered with each and every VPS server that we supply and you can select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you need 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 3 website hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you want to employ the server for your very own Internet sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make a variety of website hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you may also get a VPS without any Control Panel and you'll get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so you can set up just the software which you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we supply, since this OS is one of the options that you are able to pick through the registration process. As the software that you would like to run may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS is compatible with a variety of web hosting Control Panels, which means that if you acquire a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to control the server as if you're controlling a single large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to have separate accounts for the domains that you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels offer this a functionality. If you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS updates weekly and will ensure that your server is protected and it has the most up-to-date software at all times, in order to guarantee the best performance for your web sites.