Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it has become the OS of choice for numerous hosting providers.
CentOS is among the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems to choose from. It's employed by a large number of website hosting service providers, because it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also very quick and takes minimal resources. On top of that, you can install and run any kind of web app, provided that it can operate on a Linux device. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to modify any part of the Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is free of charge means that you'll have to pay just for your server, and not for any sort of license fees, that will decrease your overall expenses. A large community of developers and users is behind CentOS, so in case you ever encounter any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you will be able to find a solution quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every single release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of 10 years, which means that you will always have a safe and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is available with every single VPS server
that we provide and you'll be able to select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you would like to set up and run, you are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be up and running soon after that. CentOS supports all of the three hosting Control Panels which we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you wish to use the server for your websites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to set up multiple hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you can also obtain a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can set up only the software which you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we supply with all our dedicated server
packages. During the sign-up process, you'll be able to pick from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the applications that you wish to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from various hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to manage the entire server like a single account whatever the number of domains
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to create a different account for each domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not pick any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest time and effort downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most protected software on the dedicated server.