Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it has become the OS of choice for many hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the most widely used Linux-based server Operating Systems nowadays. It's employed by various web hosting service providers, since it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also very quick and takes minimal resources. What's more, you will be able to install and run any web application, as long as it can operate on a Linux device. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you can adjust any part of the Operating System according to your preferences. The fact that CentOS is free does mean that you'll have to pay just for your server, but not for any sort of license fees, that will cut down your overall expenses. A large group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, therefore if you ever have any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you'll be able to find a solution very quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so that you will always have a safe and reliable software environment.
CentOS in VPS
CentOS is among the Operating System possibilities offered by our Linux VPS
. You'll get a fast, secure and reliable machine provided with a 32- or 64-bit OS, based on the selection that you've made through the registration process. You can also select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin hosting Control Panels - something, that isn't possible with other Linux releases. These options give you the opportunity to choose what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your own websites and to control the server as one very powerful account, or to make many different accounts and give access to others if, for example, you intend to start a website hosting reseller business. In case you are more experienced and you want a server with CentOS, but without the further software which is usually installed on it, you're able to obtain a VPS without Control Panel. This will enable you to completely customize the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
You will be able to get CentOS with each dedicated server
that we provide, because 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options which you'll be able to select on our registration page. CentOS is compatible with all three web hosting Control Panels which we supply, so you can pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on your server. The first is appropriate for less experienced users that need a powerful hosting solution, considering that a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like a single large account, whereas the other two Control Panels will enable you to generate various web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the web hosting space. If you need CentOS without any additional software, you will be able to select a server setup without Control Panel at all. After that you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.