Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS preferred by several hosting companies.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you can personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the reply to any kind of question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine protection and stability updates which provides a stable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
If you purchase one of our virtual private server
plans, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System possibilities on the registration page. You are able to choose to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, based on the software that you want to set up later. Unlike other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels as well, so you'll be able to choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you need a VPS for a different purpose or if you'd like to install different software on it, you are able to order the server without Control Panel and you'll get a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you'll enjoy a secure and reliable website hosting service for all your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
You will be able to get CentOS with each and every dedicated server
that we supply, because 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you'll be able to choose on our order page. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we supply, so you're able to select Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on the server. The first one is suitable for less experienced users that need a powerful hosting solution, considering that a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like one large account, whereas the other two Control Panels enable you to generate numerous hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the web hosting space. If you want CentOS without any additional software, you will be able to pick a server setup with no Control Panel at all. After that you can add only the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.