Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS preferred by several hosting companies.
CentOS is amongst the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It is employed by lots of hosting service providers, since it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, because it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it is also very quick and takes minimal resources. On top of that, you'll be able to install and run any kind of web app, as long as it can operate on a Linux computer system. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can change any part of the Operating System in accordance with your preferences. The fact that CentOS is provided for free also means that you will need to pay just for your server, but not for any kind of license fees, which will lower your overall expenses. A vast group of developers and users is behind CentOS, therefore in case you ever have any problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a specific task, you can discover a solution very quickly. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for a minimum of 10 years, so that you'll always have a secure and dependable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
When you acquire one of our VPS server
plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System selections on the registration page. You will be able to decide to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, depending on the software that you intend to install later. In contrast to other Linux distributions, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you will be able to choose Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed during the VPS creation, as well as web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. When you'd like to have a VPS for some other purpose or if you'd like to have different software on it, you will be able to order your server with no Control Panel and you will acquire a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you'll enjoy a secure and reliable website hosting service for your web sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we provide with all our dedicated server
plans. During the sign-up process, you can select from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the applications that you'd like to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from various hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to manage the whole server like an individual account whatever the number of domain names
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can make an independent account for each domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not select any Control Panel, you'll receive your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also provide weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't need to spend effort and time downloading and setting up the most up-to-date and most secure software on the dedicated server.