CentOS is one of the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It is employed by lots of hosting providers, as it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, because it is also really quick and takes negligible system resources. What's more, you will be able to set up and run any web application, as long as it can operate on a Linux computer system. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you are able to edit any part of the Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is free of charge also means that you'll have to pay just for your server, but not for any license fees, which will minimize your overall expenses. A huge community of developers and users is behind CentOS, therefore if you ever encounter any problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you can discover a solution quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so you will always have a safe and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is available with every single VPS server that we supply and you will be able to select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you'd like to set up and run, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all of the three web hosting Control Panels which we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you wish to employ the server for your very own web sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up many hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you may also obtain a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up just the software that you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we provide with all of our dedicated server packages. Throughout the registration process, you will be able to pick from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the applications that you'd like to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose between various web hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you'll be able to take care of the whole server like an individual account irrespective of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to make a different account for each domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest time and effort downloading and setting up the most current and most secure software on the dedicated server.