CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's well known as one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower 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, which will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means frequent security and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You'll be able to select CentOS for your brand new VPS server through the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the opportunity to select the one that will be more suitable for the applications that you want to set up and manage. CentOS supports various website hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you would like to do - to set up a separate account for each domain name hosted on the server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and manage the server as a single account. You'll also have the choice to obtain your VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however with no extra software that is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you'll be able to set up web or database servers that are different from the standard ones that we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to obtain CentOS with each dedicated server that we provide, because 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options that you will be able to choose on the registration page. CentOS is compatible with all three website hosting Control Panels that we offer, which means that you'll be able to choose Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on your server. The first is suitable for less experienced users that need a powerful website hosting solution, since a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like one very large account, whereas the other two Control Panels will allow you to set up a number of website hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you need CentOS without any additional software, you'll be able to choose a server setup without 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.