CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying 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 making use of CentOS will be much lower 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 might have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is much longer than with any other operating system. This means routine protection and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You can pick CentOS for your new virtual private server through the registration process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the option to pick the one that will be more suitable for the apps that you wish to install and manage. CentOS supports a variety of web hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you wish to do - to make a separate account for every single domain hosted on your server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all your domain names at the same time and control the whole server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to get the VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the additional software which comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you can easily install web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we provide with all of our dedicated server packages. Throughout the registration process, you will be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the apps that you'd like to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between various hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you will be able to control the whole server like just a single account whatever the number of domains that 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 web hosting reseller business. If you don't select any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you will not have to devote effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on your dedicated server.