CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the 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 will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the reply to any kind of question or problem you might have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is ordinary safety and stability updates which provides a reliable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is offered with every single VPS server that we provide and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you would like to install and run, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating soon after that. CentOS supports all the three web hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to employ the server for your personal web sites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to set up a number of web hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you may also purchase a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can install just the software that you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server packages that we provide, you'll be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it's very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you are able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host all your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell web hosting packages to other people. You can also purchase a server without a Control Panel and set up any custom-made software which you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things which are included in the bundle.