CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the answer to any question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is longer than with any other operating system. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates that will provide a stable software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
You'll be able to select CentOS for your new virtual private server throughout the signup process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the opportunity to choose the one which will be more suitable for the applications that you wish to set up and run. CentOS supports a variety of hosting Control Panels, so that 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 the server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domains together and manage the whole server as a single account. You'll also have the option to purchase your VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however without the additional software which comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you can easily set up web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
When you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server packages which we offer, you are able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all of your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You may also purchase a server with no Control Panel and install any custom software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the registration process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things that are part of the package.