CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing 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 need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any other OS. This means routine security and stability updates that will provide a stable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

You will be able to select CentOS for your new VPS server during the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the opportunity to choose the one which is more suitable for the apps that you want to set up and manage. CentOS supports various hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you intend to do - to make a separate account for each domain name hosted on your server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all of your domain names together and control the entire server as one single account. You will also have the option to acquire the VPS with no Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, but with no additional software that is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you are able to set up web or database servers that are different from the standard ones which we supply.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we offer with our dedicated server packages. During the sign-up process, you can select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the applications that you wish to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from several hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to manage the entire server like a single account irrespective of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to generate a different account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't pick any Control Panel, you will receive your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide you with weekly OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you will not need to spend time and effort downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most protected software on the dedicated server.