Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Read why it is the favorite distro of Linux for a lot of web hosting companies.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it's recognized as one of the most dependable and risk-free Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you're able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you find the answer to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is routine safety and stability updates that provides a dependable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
When you buy one of our VPS server
packages, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System options on the registration page. You can choose to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, based on the software that you need to set up later. In contrast to other Linux releases, 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, along with web server software, MySQL server software, and so on. When you need a VPS for another purpose or if you'd like to have different software on it, you're able to order your server with no Control Panel and you will obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from our company, you'll enjoy a secure and reliable website hosting service for all of your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to purchase one of the dedicated server
plans which we supply, you'll be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your site. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all of your personal sites in a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain name
or even to resell website hosting plans to other people. You can also purchase a server with no Control Panel and set up any custom-made software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the registration process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the bundle.