CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you find the reply to any kind of question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any other OS. This means frequent security and stability updates that provides a great software environment for all your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

CentOS is offered with every single VPS server that we offer and you'll be able to select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you'd like to set up and run, you can select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be online soon after that. CentOS supports all of the three website hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you want to use the server for your very own sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to make various web hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you may also purchase a VPS without any 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 which you need for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we offer with our dedicated server plans. During the signup process, you'll be able to pick from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the applications that you'd like to install. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to pick from several web hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you can take care of the whole server like an individual account regardless of the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to create an independent account for each and every domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't select any Control Panel, you will receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also supply weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest time and effort downloading and installing the latest and most protected software on the dedicated server.