CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most dependable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be 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 won't have to pay any kind of 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 than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is ordinary protection and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is one of several Operating System possibilities provided by our VPS hosting
. You'll get an efficient, safe and reliable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, according to the selection that you've made during the registration process. You'll also be able to select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with the other Linux distributions. These options provide you with the opportunity to decide what you'd like to do with your VPS - to host your own sites and to manage the whole server as a very powerful account, or to create a number of accounts and provide access to others if, for example, you wish to start a website hosting reseller business. When you are more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, yet with no further software that's usually installed on it, you are able to get a VPS without any Control Panel. This will help you entirely modify the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages that we supply, since this OS is one of the options that you can select through the registration process. As the software that you need to run may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS supports a number of web hosting Control Panels, so if you get a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you are able to manage the server like you're controlling a single large account, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to have separate accounts for the domain names
that you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels offer such a functionality. If you add the Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS updates every week and will ensure that your server is protected and has the most recent software at all times, in order to ensure the best performance for your websites.