CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions 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 ten years, which is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which provides a dependable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You will be able to select CentOS for your brand new VPS server during the sign-up process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to give you the chance to choose the one that is more suitable for the applications that you'd like to set up and manage. CentOS supports a number of hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you would like to do - to make a separate account for each and every domain hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domains together and manage the entire server as one single account. You'll also have the option to purchase the VPS without Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, but with no additional software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you will be able to set up web or database servers that are different from the default ones that we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You'll be able to get CentOS with each dedicated server which we provide, since 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options which you'll be able to choose on our order page. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we offer, so that you will be able to pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on the server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who want a powerful website hosting solution, since a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like a very large account, while the other two Control Panels allow you to create multiple web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you want CentOS without any additional software, you'll be able to choose a server setup without Control Panel at all. Then you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly CentOS updates.