Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it's the OS preferred by a lot of hosting companies.
CentOS is among the most sought after Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It's preferred by many hosting service providers, as it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it is also really quick and takes negligible system resources. Furthermore, you're able to install and run any web app, provided that it can function on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you are able to modify any part of your Operating System according to your preferences. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free means that you will need to pay just for your server, and not for any sort of license fees, which will decrease your overall expenses. A large community of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so in case you ever encounter any problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you'll be able to find a solution very quickly. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that each and every version is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, so you will always have a secure and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of several Operating System choices offered by our VPS servers
. You will get a fast, well-protected and reliable machine along with a 32- or 64-bit OS, according to the selection that you've made through the signup process. You will also be able to pick from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux releases. These options give you the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your websites and to maintain the whole server as a very powerful account, or to create different accounts and provide access to others if, for example, you want to start a website hosting reseller business. In case you're more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, however with no extra software that is usually set up on it, you will be able to purchase a VPS without any Control Panel. This will help you completely modify the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we offer with our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the requirements of the apps that you want to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from a couple of web hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to take care of the server like just a single account whatever the number of domain names
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to make an individual account for each domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't pick any Control Panel, you will get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the latest and most secure software on the dedicated server.