Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS preferred by many hosting providers.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's regarded as one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is much longer than with any alternative OS. This means ordinary protection and stability updates that will provide a great software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
If you acquire one of our VPS server
packages, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System choices on the signup page. You're able to choose to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, according to the software that you wish to install later. Unlike other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to select Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, and so on. If you need a VPS for another purpose or if you need different software on it, you can order your server without any Control Panel and you will get a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll enjoy a safe and reliable website hosting service for all of your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we offer, due to the fact that this OS is one of the options that you can select through the order process. Since the software that you would like to use may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS supports various website hosting Control Panels, which means that if you get a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you can control the server as if you're controlling a single very large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can have independent accounts for the domains
which you host and can even start a reseller business, since both the Control Panels offer this a functionality. In case you add the Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS upgrades on a weekly basis and will ensure that your server is safe and it has the most up-to-date software at all times, so as to ensure the best performance for your sites.