CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is a lot longer than with any other OS. What this means is regular safety and stability updates that will provide a great software setting for your web apps in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Hosting

CentOS is available with each and every virtual private server that we supply and you will be able to select it through the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you would like to set up and run, you will be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be online shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three website hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you wish to employ the server for your very own web sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to generate a variety of web hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you may also order a VPS without Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can install just the software which you need for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting

CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we provide with all our dedicated server packages. During the sign-up process, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the apps that you'd like to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose from various hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you can take care of the server like a single account whatever the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to generate an independent account for each domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you don't choose any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer regular OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you will not have to devote time and effort downloading and installing the most current and most secure software on your dedicated server.