Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS preferred by several hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It is employed by various hosting service providers, as it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also very quick and takes minimal resources. Furthermore, you will be able to set up and run any kind of web app, provided that it can operate on a Linux machine. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to modify any part of the Operating System according to your needs. The fact that CentOS is provided for free does mean that you will need to pay for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, which will reduce your overall expenses. A vast group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, therefore if you ever have any problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you can discover a solution quickly. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that each and every release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, which means that you will always have a secure and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is offered with every single VPS server
that we offer and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you need to set up and run, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be online shortly after that. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you would like to use the server for your very own web sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to create various website hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you can also purchase a VPS with no Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up just the software that you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to buy one of the dedicated server
packages which we offer, you're able to choose the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Due to the fact that it's very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host all your personal Internet sites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain
or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You may also get a server devoid of Control Panel and install any custom software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things which are included in the package.