CentOS is one of the most sought after Linux-based server Operating Systems on the market. It is employed by a lot of website hosting suppliers, because it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it is an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also very quick and takes minimal resources. On top of that, you'll be able to set up and run any kind of web app, provided that it can operate on a Linux machine. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to customize any part of your Operating System according to your requirements. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you will need to pay only for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, which will minimize your overall expenses. A large team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so that if you ever experience any problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you will be able to find a solution right away. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, so that you'll always have a secure and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You can pick CentOS for your new virtual private server during the signup process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, so as to give you the chance to pick 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, according to what you would like to do - to set up a separate account for each and every domain name hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all your domains together and manage the server as one single account. You will also have the option to order the VPS without Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the extra software which is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you will be able to set up web or database servers which are different from the standard ones that we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
When you decide to order one of the dedicated server packages which we offer, you are able to select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your site. CentOS supports all 3 hosting Control Panels that we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you're able to use the dedicated server for any purpose - to host your personal sites in a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell hosting packages to other people. Also, you can acquire a server without a Control Panel and install any custom software that you need, instead of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides all the other things that are part of the bundle.