CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most stable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is frequent protection and stability updates which provides a stable software setting for all of your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Web Hosting

CentOS is among the Operating System solutions provided by our Linux VPS web hosting packages. You will get a fast, well-protected and dependable machine using a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the selection that you've made through the sign-up process. You'll also be able to choose from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panels - something, which isn't possible with the other Linux releases. These options will provide you with the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your personal sites and to manage the whole server as a very powerful account, or to set up multiple accounts and give access to other people if, for example, you want to start a web hosting reseller business. When you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, but without the additional software which is usually set up on it, you are able to buy a VPS without any Control Panel. This will enable you to fully customize the software environment for your sites.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of the dedicated server plans that we provide, you are able to choose the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it's very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you will be able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all your personal websites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell website hosting packages to other people. Also, you can purchase a server without a Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, instead of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things that are included in the package.