CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the leading Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most dependable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is frequent security and stability updates which will provide a great software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Servers

You will be able to pick CentOS for your brand new VPS server throughout the sign-up process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit versions, in order to give you the chance to select the one that is more suitable for the applications that you wish to install and manage. CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you'd like to do - to set up a separate account for each domain hosted on your server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domain names at the same time and manage the entire server as a single account. You will also have the option to order the VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the additional software which comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you will be able to set up web or database servers that are different from the standard ones that we supply.

CentOS in Dedicated Servers

You'll be able to get CentOS with each dedicated server that we offer, because 32-bit and 64-bit releases of the OS are some of the options that you'll be able to select on the order page. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we provide, which means that you'll be able to select Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on the server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who want a powerful hosting solution, considering that a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a large account, while the other two Control Panels will enable you to generate multiple web hosting accounts on your server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you want CentOS with no additional software, you will be able to choose a server setup with no Control Panel at all. After that you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.