Educate yourself about the CentOS Operating System. Discover why it is the favorite distro of Linux for a lot of web hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is well known 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 code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for a decade, that is is much longer than with any other OS. This means regular security and stability updates which provides a stable software environment for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we provide with all our dedicated server plans. Throughout the sign-up process, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the apps that you'd like to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between various website hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to take care of the whole server like a single account whatever the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can generate a separate account for each and every domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you will get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer you weekly OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most secure software on your dedicated server.