CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you'll be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of any 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 total price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be much lower than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you discover the answer to any question or problem you might have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for a decade, that is is a lot longer than with any other OS. This means frequent security and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS
You'll be able to select CentOS for your new virtual private server through the sign-up process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to give you the option to select the one which is more suitable for the apps that you intend to install and manage. CentOS supports multiple website hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you'd like to do - to create a separate account for every single domain hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and control the entire server as a single account. You'll also have the option to get the VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, yet without the extra software which comes with the Control Panels. This way, you will be able to install web or database servers that are different from the default ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we provide with all our dedicated server plans. Throughout the signup process, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the apps that you wish to install. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from a couple of hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you'll be able to manage the server like just a single account whatever the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to make a different account for each domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't choose any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.