CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it's regarded as one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is much longer than with any other operating system. This means routine protection and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is one of several Operating System options provided by our Linux VPS hosting
. You will get a fast, risk-free and dependable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the choice that you've made during the registration process. You can also choose from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that isn't possible with the other Linux releases. These options give you the opportunity to choose what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your personal websites and to maintain the entire server as a single very powerful account, or to create a number of accounts and give access to other people if, for instance, you intend to start a hosting reseller business. If you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, but without the extra software which is usually installed on it, you're able to buy a VPS without Control Panel. This will help you entirely modify the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
You're able to get CentOS with each and every dedicated server
which we offer, as 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options which you will be able to choose on the order page. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels which we supply, so that you'll be able to pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on your server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who want a powerful web hosting solution, due to the fact that a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a very large account, while the other two Control Panels will help you make a number of web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the hosting space. If you want CentOS without any additional software, you're able to select a server setup without Control Panel at all. After that you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly CentOS updates.