Educate yourself about the CentOS Operating System. Discover why it is the preferred distro of Linux for a lot of web hosts.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the 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, which means 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 running some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you find the reply to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. This means ordinary safety and stability updates that provides a great software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System options provided by our VPS web hosting plans
. You'll get a fast, well-protected and reliable machine equipped with a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the selection that you've made during the sign-up process. You will also be able to pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that isn't possible with the other Linux distributions. These options will provide you with the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your Internet sites and to control the server as a single very powerful account, or to make multiple accounts and provide access to other people if, for instance, you want to start a hosting reseller business. When you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, however with no further software that's usually set up on it, you are able to buy a VPS without any Control Panel. This will help you completely modify the software environment for your websites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to get one of the dedicated server
plans which we provide, you are able to select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all the system resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all 3 hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you are able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each and every domain name
or even to resell website hosting packages to other people. You may also buy a server without a Control Panel and install any custom-made software that you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the registration process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things that are included in the package.