Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it has become the OS of choice for several hosting companies.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most reliable 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 need to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server working with another 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 have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is much longer than with any other operating system. This means regular protection and stability updates which provides a reliable software setting for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is one of several Operating System possibilities provided by our Linux VPS hosting packages
. You will get a fast, well-protected and reliable machine using a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the selection that you've made during the registration process. You may also pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux distributions. These options will provide you with the opportunity to choose what you'd like to do with your VPS - to host your personal sites and to manage the server as a single very powerful account, or to generate different accounts and provide access to others if, for example, you want to start a web hosting reseller business. When you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, however devoid of the further software which is usually set up on it, you're able to get a VPS without Control Panel. This will allow you to entirely modify the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages which we supply, because this OS is on the list of options that you will be able to choose during the registration process. Since the software that you wish to run can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS works with a variety of website hosting Control Panels, and if you obtain a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you can control the server like you're controlling a single large account, and with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can have separate accounts for the domain names
which you host and can even start a reseller business, as the two Control Panels feature such a functionality. If you add the Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS upgrades weekly and will ensure that your server is secure and has the most recent software all the time, so as to ensure the best possible performance for your sites.