CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, so you're able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the code of all 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 overall price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you find the reply to any question or problem you have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for a decade, which is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means frequent security and stability updates that will provide a reliable software environment for your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

CentOS is offered with every single VPS server that we supply and you'll be able to select it through the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you would like to set up and run, you will be able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be all set soon after that. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you wish to employ the server for your own Internet sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to create various hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you may also buy a VPS without any 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 only the software that you want for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

You will be able to get CentOS with each dedicated server that we supply, as 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options which you'll be able to pick on our order page. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we offer, so that you can pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on the server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who require a powerful web hosting solution, because a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like a single large account, whereas the other two Control Panels allow you to create various web hosting accounts on your server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you need CentOS without any additional software, you can choose a server setup with no Control Panel at all. Then you can add only the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly CentOS updates.