CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most reliable and risk-free 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 changing the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that's is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is regular security and stability updates which provides a reliable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is among the Operating System options offered by our Linux VPS packages
. You'll get a fast, safe and dependable machine provided with a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the selection that you've made through the registration process. You'll also be able to select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panels - something, which is not 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 own sites and to maintain the entire server as a single very powerful account, or to make various accounts and provide access to other people if, for instance, you want to start a hosting reseller business. In case you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, yet without the further software which is usually installed on it, you will be able to obtain a VPS without any Control Panel. This will allow you to entirely customize the software environment for your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
You will be able to acquire CentOS with each and every dedicated server
which we offer, since 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options that you are able to choose on our order page. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we supply, which means that you will be able to choose Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on the server. The first one is suitable for less experienced users who need a powerful web hosting solution, since a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like a single very large account, whereas the other two Control Panels allow you to create various web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the hosting space. If you need CentOS without any additional software, you will be able to choose a server setup with no Control Panel at all. You can then add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly CentOS updates.