CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it's regarded as being one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you can customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total 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 another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer society, which will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is ordinary safety and stability updates that will provide a dependable software environment for your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Hosting

You can pick CentOS for your new virtual private server through the registration process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions, so as to give you the option to pick the one which is more suitable for the apps that you would like to set up and run. CentOS supports a number of website hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you wish to do - to make a separate account for each and every 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 a single account. You'll also have the choice to purchase your VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however without the extra software which is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you'll be able to install web or database servers that are different from the default ones which we provide.

CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting

If you decide to obtain one of the dedicated server plans which we supply, you will be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it's very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels that we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host your personal sites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell website hosting plans to other people. Also, you can buy a server without a Control Panel and install any custom software which you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the bundle.