CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems on the market. 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 modifying the code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is much longer than with any other operating system. What this means is routine protection and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with each and every VPS server that we provide and you will be able to select it through the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you need to install and run, you can select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all of the 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 personal sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to set up various web hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also buy a VPS without any Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can set up only the software that you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we supply, since this Operating System is on the list of options which you can select during the registration process. As the software that you intend to use may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS works with different hosting Control Panels, and if you get a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to control the server as if you're managing a single very large account, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to have independent accounts for the domain names that you host and can even start a reseller business, as the two Control Panels feature this a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS upgrades on a weekly basis and will make sure that your server is protected and has the latest software all the time, so as to ensure the best possible performance for your sites.