CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is recognized as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, 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 frequent protection and stability updates that provides a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

When you acquire one of our VPS server plans, you'll see CentOS as one of the Operating System possibilities on the registration page. You will be able to decide to run either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, according to the software that you want to install later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to select Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, and so on. If you'd like to have a VPS for some other purpose or if you want different software on it, you are able to order the server without any Control Panel and you'll get a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you will enjoy a protected and reliable web hosting service for all of your Internet sites.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we provide with all our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the applications that you intend to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from a couple of hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to manage the server like an individual account regardless of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to create an individual account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not pick 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 supply regular OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't have to devote effort and time downloading and installing the most recent and most protected software on your dedicated server.