CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering 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, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, which is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates which will provide a stable software setting for all of your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

If you order one of our VPS server plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System selections on the registration page. You will be able to decide to run either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, depending on the software that you'd like to set up later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels as well, so you can choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed throughout the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, and so on. If you'd like to have a VPS for a different purpose or if you want different software on it, you're able to order your server without any Control Panel and you will obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you'll enjoy a safe and reliable web hosting service for all of your websites.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

If you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server plans that we provide, you're able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host your personal websites in a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You can also buy a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software that 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 during the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things which are part of the bundle.