Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Read why it is the preferred distro of Linux for a large number of web hosts.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions 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, so you're able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the code of all of them. It's 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 lower as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you find the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is routine protection and stability updates that will provide a dependable software environment for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You'll be able to select CentOS for your new VPS server
throughout the signup process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the opportunity to pick the one which will be more suitable for the apps that you would like to install and work with. CentOS supports a number of website hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you wish to do - to make a separate account for every single domain
hosted on the server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all of your domains together and control the server as a single account. You'll also have the choice to buy your VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, however with no extra software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you can easily install web or database servers that are different from the standard ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we supply, because this Operating System is one of the options that you are able to pick during the registration process. As the software that you wish to use can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS is compatible with a number of website hosting Control Panels, so if you acquire a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you'll be able to manage the server as if you're managing a single very large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to have separate accounts for the domains which you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels offer such a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS updates every week and will make sure that your server is secure and it has the most recent software at all times, in order to guarantee the optimum performance for your Internet sites.