CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as one of the most dependable and protected Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll 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 won't need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux releases is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you may have. What's more, each version that's released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any alternative operating system. This means frequent security and stability updates which will provide a dependable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Hosting

CentOS is offered with each and every virtual private server that we offer and you'll be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you need to install and run, you are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be online soon after that. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels which we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you would like to use the server for your web sites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make a variety of website hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also purchase a VPS without Control Panel and you'll get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can install only the software which you need for your applications.

CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting

CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we provide with all of our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you'll be able to pick from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server will meet the requirements of the applications that you would like to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose between a couple of web hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you'll be able to take care of the server like an individual account whatever the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can create an individual account for each domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you will receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also supply regular OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to spend time and effort downloading and installing the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.