CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's well known as being one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not need to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative 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 might have. What's even more, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is regular protection and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

CentOS is accessible with each and every VPS server that we provide and you'll be able to select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you'd like to set up and run, you'll be able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be online shortly after that. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you want to employ the server for your personal web sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to create a variety of hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you may also acquire a VPS without any Control Panel and you'll get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can install only the software which you want for your apps.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

If you need a dedicated server with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans which we offer, because this Operating System is on the list of options which you can pick through the registration process. As the software that you need to use can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS is compatible with a variety of website hosting Control Panels, so if you acquire a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you will be able to control the server like you're controlling one very large account, and with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to have separate accounts for the domain names which you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels feature such a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS upgrades every week and will ensure that your server is safe and it has the latest software at all times, to ensure the optimum performance for your sites.