Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Find out why it is the preferred distro of Linux for many web hosting companies.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is well known as one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you are able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is ordinary security and stability updates which will provide a dependable software setting for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System options provided by our VPS service
. You'll get an efficient, safe and reliable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the choice that you've made during the signup process. You can also choose from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panels - something, that isn't possible with other Linux distributions. These options provide you with the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your own websites and to take care of the whole server as a single very powerful account, or to make multiple accounts and provide access to others if, for instance, you intend to start a website hosting reseller business. If you are more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, however with no additional software that's usually set up on it, you're able to obtain a VPS without Control Panel. This will allow you to fully customize the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages which we supply, since this OS is on the list of options which you can choose during the order process. As the software that you intend to run may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS supports a variety of website hosting Control Panels, which means that if you obtain a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you can manage the server like you're controlling one very large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can have different accounts for the domains which you host and can even start a reseller business, since the two Control Panels feature this a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS updates weekly and will ensure that your server is protected and has the most up-to-date software at all times, in order to guarantee the best performance for your sites.