Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it has become the OS preferred by numerous hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most dependable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the reply to any question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is regular safety and stability updates that provides a dependable 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 supply and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you need to set up and run, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be up and running soon after that. CentOS supports all of the three web hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you want to employ the server for your sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up a variety of website hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you may also acquire a VPS with no Control Panel and you'll 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 supply with all our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you can select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the applications that you want to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from several hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to manage the entire server like just a single account regardless of the number of domain names
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to generate an individual account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you don't pick any Control Panel, you will receive the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest effort and time downloading and installing the most recent and most secure software on the dedicated server.