Educate yourself about the CentOS Operating System. Discover why it is the preferred distro of Linux for countless web hosts.
CentOS is one of the most widely used Operating Systems for hosting servers. It's one of the numerous Linux distributions available, yet what distinguishes it from the others is its long-term support, which ensures that you will always have a stable and risk-free OS. Every CentOS version that is released is supported for 10 years, that is much longer than with any other OS in existence. CentOS also has a much more numerous developer community than other distributions, so if you encounter any problem or have any questions, you can quickly find the data which you need. CentOS is regarded as among the best server Operating Systems, since it's very stable and secure, which makes it very reliable even if you host sensitive information. Because it is open-source, you are able to modify each and every part of it and personalize it according to your requirements, not to mention that the total cost for a CentOS-based server will be lower, since you will not have to pay license fees of any type.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is available with every single virtual private server
that we supply and you will be able to select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you need to install and run, you will be able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be all set soon after that. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels which we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you wish to employ the server for your sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to create multiple website hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you may also order a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can set up just the software which you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the applications that you want to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between various hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you can control the whole server like a single account whatever the number of domains
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to create a separate account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not choose any Control Panel, you will get the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to devote time and effort downloading and setting up the most recent and most secure software on the dedicated server.