Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Discover why it is the favorite distro of Linux for the majority of hosting companies.
CentOS is among the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems nowadays. It's preferred by lots of hosting suppliers, since it's very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it is also very quick and takes negligible system resources. Furthermore, you can set up and run any web app, provided that it can operate on a Linux device. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to update any part of your Operating System according to your needs. The fact that CentOS is free means that you will need to pay just for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, which will lower your overall expenses. A large group of developers and users is behind CentOS, so that in case you ever have any problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a specific task, you will be able to discover a solution very quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every single release is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so that you'll always have a secure and dependable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of several Operating System options provided by our VPS plans
. You will get a fast, risk-free and reliable machine with a 32- or 64-bit OS, according to the choice that you've made through the sign-up process. You can also select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux releases. These options will give you the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with your VPS - to host your personal sites and to take care of the entire server as one very powerful account, or to make a number of accounts and give access to others if, for instance, you wish to start a hosting reseller business. If you are more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, but devoid of the extra software that's usually set up on it, you're able to buy a VPS without any Control Panel. This will allow you to entirely customize the software environment for your sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we provide with all our dedicated server
packages. Throughout the registration process, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the apps that you would like to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from several website hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to manage the entire server like just a single account regardless of the number of domain names
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can generate an independent account for each and every domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't pick any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest time and effort downloading and installing the most up-to-date and most secure software on your dedicated server.