CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you will 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 community, which will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is routine safety and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with every single VPS server that we supply and you will be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you need to set up and run, you're able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be online soon after that. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you would like to use the server for your own sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to make a number of hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also acquire a VPS with no Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can install only the software which you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to get one of the dedicated server packages which we offer, you can select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your website. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all of your personal websites in a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting plans to other people. You may also acquire a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software that you need, in place of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the sign-up process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things which are part of the bundle.