CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you find the reply to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which provides a great software setting for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server that we offer and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you'd like to set up and run, you are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be all set shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three website hosting Control Panels that we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you wish to use the server for your sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to create many website hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also buy a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up just the software that you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
If you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server plans that we offer, you'll be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your site. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you're able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host all of your personal sites in just a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell website hosting packages to other people. Also, you can purchase a server devoid of Control Panel and install any custom-made software that you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things that are part of the package.