CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is well known as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you discover the reply to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version which is released officially is supported for a decade, that's is much longer than with any alternative OS. This means routine protection and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System choices provided by our Linux VPS servers. You'll get an efficient, safe and reliable machine equipped with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the selection that you've made through the sign-up process. You'll also be able to choose from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with the other Linux distributions. These options will give you the opportunity to decide what you'd like to do with the VPS - to host your personal sites and to control the entire server as one very powerful account, or to set up different accounts and provide access to other people if, for example, you intend to start a hosting reseller business. In case you're more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, however without the extra software that is usually set up on it, you can get a VPS without any Control Panel. This allows you to completely modify the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all our dedicated server plans. Throughout the signup 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 specifications of the applications that you'd like to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from a couple of website hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to control the whole server like just a single account irrespective of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to generate an individual account for each and every domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not choose any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, since 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 have to spend effort and time downloading and setting up the most up-to-date and most protected software on your dedicated server.