Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for numerous web hosts.
CentOS is among the most widely used Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It is preferred by many website hosting service providers, as it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it is an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it's also very fast and takes minimal system resources. Also, you can set up and run any web application, as long as it can run on a Linux device. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to modify any part of the Operating System in accordance with your specifications. The fact that CentOS is provided for free also means that you will need to pay just for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, that will decrease your overall expenses. A large group of developers and users is behind CentOS, and in case you ever experience any kind of problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a certain task, you can find a solution right away. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, which means that you will always have a secure and reliable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with each and every VPS server
that we provide and you will be able to select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you'd like to set up and run, you're able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be installed and operating shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three website hosting Control Panels that we provide - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you'd like to employ the server for your own websites and to control it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make numerous web hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you can also acquire a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can install only the software which you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You are able to acquire CentOS with each dedicated server
which we supply, as 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are among the options that you are able to choose on the registration page. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels that we offer, which means that you will be able to choose Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on your server. The first one is suitable for less experienced users who want a powerful web hosting solution, considering that a Hepsia-equipped server is managed like a single large account, whereas the other two Control Panels enable you to set up multiple web hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you need CentOS with no additional software, you will be able to pick a server setup with no Control Panel at all. Then you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, which includes weekly CentOS updates.