Discover why a large number of hosting providers go with CentOS as their first choose for a web server OS.
CentOS is one of the most widely used Operating Systems for website hosting servers. It's one of the numerous Linux distributions out there, yet what differentiates it from all the others is the long-term support, which guarantees that you will always have a reliable and safe Operating System. Each CentOS version that is released is supported for ten years, that is a lot longer than with almost every other OS out there. CentOS also has a much larger developer community than other distributions, therefore if you experience any problem or have any questions, you can quickly discover the info that you need. CentOS is widely known as one of the best server Operating Systems, as it is very stable and protected, which makes it really reliable even when you host private info. Due to the fact that it is open-source, you're able to modify every part of it and personalize it according to your requirements, not to mention that the overall cost for a CentOS-based server will be lower, since you will not need to pay license fees of any type.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with every single VPS server
that we provide and you can select it during the order process from among a few other Operating Systems. Depending on the software that you'd like to set up and run, you're able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and your new VPS will be up and running shortly after that. CentOS supports all of the three website hosting Control Panels that we offer - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will help you choose if you want to employ the server for your personal websites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to set up multiple web hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also purchase a VPS without any Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so you can install just the software which you want for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You can obtain CentOS with each dedicated server
which we offer, because 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options which you'll be able to pick on our order page. CentOS is compatible with all three web hosting Control Panels which we provide, so that you are able to choose Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on the server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who need a powerful website hosting solution, because a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like one very large account, while the other two Control Panels allow you to set up numerous website hosting accounts on your server and even to resell the hosting space. If you need CentOS without any additional software, you will be able to choose a server setup without Control Panel at all. You can then add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly CentOS updates.