See why a lot of hosting suppliers go with CentOS as their first pick for a web server OS.
CentOS is one of the most widely used Linux-based server Operating Systems nowadays. It's preferred by a large number of hosting service providers, as it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, because it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also really quick and takes negligible resources. Also, you can install and run any web app, provided that it can operate on a Linux computer system. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you can update any part of your Operating System according to your preferences. The fact that CentOS is free of charge also means that you'll need to pay just for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, that will decrease your overall expenses. A huge community of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so if you ever encounter any kind of problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you'll be able to discover a solution in no time. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every release is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, which means that you'll always have a safe and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You will be able to select CentOS for your brand new VPS server
through the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the chance to select the one which is more suitable for the applications that you wish to install and run. CentOS supports a variety of hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you would like to do - to make a separate account for each domain
hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all your domains together and control the server as a single account. You'll also have the choice to order the VPS without Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet without the extra software which is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you can easily install web or database servers that are different from the default ones which we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we supply with all our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you will 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 want to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from various website hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to manage the server like a single account regardless of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to make an individual account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't pick any Control Panel, you will receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you will not need to spend effort and time downloading and setting up the most current and most secure software on the dedicated server.