Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Find out why it is the favorite distro of Linux for the majority of web hosting companies.
CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as being one of the most dependable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among various other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you may have. Furthermore, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is a lot longer than with any other OS. What this means is routine protection and stability updates which will provide a reliable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You'll be able to pick CentOS for your new VPS server
throughout the signup process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the opportunity to select the one which will be more suitable for the applications that you would like to install and work with. CentOS supports multiple hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you intend to do - to set up a separate account for each and every domain name
hosted on the server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domains at the same time and manage the whole server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to purchase your VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however without the additional software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you will be able to install web or database servers which are different from the default ones which we supply.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to order one of the dedicated server
plans which we offer, you will be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Since it's very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 website hosting Control Panels that we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you're able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all your personal sites in just a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell web hosting packages to other people. You can also buy a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom-made software which you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add the optional Managed Services bundle throughout the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things which are part of the bundle.