CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server working with another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, that's is much longer than with any other operating system. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which will provide a stable software setting for your web apps in the long run.

CentOS in VPS

CentOS is accessible with each and every virtual private server that we offer and you can select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you need to set up and run, you'll be able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be up and running shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three website hosting Control Panels which we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you wish to use the server for your personal websites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up a number of hosting accounts and eventually resell them to other people. Of course, you may also order a VPS without any 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 install just the software that you need for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Hosting

CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we supply with all our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you will be able to select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the requirements of the apps that you intend to install. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to pick from a couple of website hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to take care of the entire server like just a single account regardless of the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to create a separate account for each and every domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't select any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest time and effort downloading and setting up the latest and most protected software on your dedicated server.