Educate yourself about the CentOS Operating System. Read why it is the favorite distro of Linux for various hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is preferred by numerous hosting service providers, because it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, because it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also very quick and takes negligible resources. Furthermore, you'll be able to install and run any kind of web application, provided that it can function on a Linux machine. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can update any part of the Operating System in accordance with your requirements. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you will need to pay just for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, that will minimize your overall expenses. A large 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 particular task, you'll be able to discover a solution very quickly. A significant advantage of the OS is also the fact that each version is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so you'll always have a secure and dependable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
CentOS is offered with every single virtual private server
that we supply and you can select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software that you'd like to install and run, you will be able to pick between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be up and running shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three website hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you wish to use the server for your sites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make various website hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you may also obtain a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can install only the software which you want for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server
packages. Throughout the sign-up process, you'll be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the apps that you'd like to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between several hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to control the server like an individual account irrespective of the number of domains
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can create an independent account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you do not pick any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer you weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest time and effort downloading and installing the most recent and most protected software on your dedicated server.