Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Discover why it is the preferred distro of Linux for a number of web hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that's is longer than with any alternative OS. This means ordinary security and stability updates that provides a great software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
When you get one of our VPS server
packages, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System possibilities on the sign-up page. You can decide to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, according to the software that you would like to install later. In contrast to other Linux releases, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you need a VPS for another purpose or if you need different software on it, you'll be able to order the server with no Control Panel and you'll obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you will enjoy a secure and reliable hosting service for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we provide with all of our dedicated server
packages. Throughout the registration process, you can select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the applications that you wish to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose from various web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to manage the entire server like an individual account regardless of the number of domain names
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can generate an individual account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you do not select any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also supply weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't need to spend time and effort downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on your dedicated server.