Discover why numerous web hosts go with CentOS as their first pick for a server OS.
CentOS is amongst the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is used by countless hosting suppliers, since it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also really quick and takes negligible resources. Furthermore, you are able to set up and run any kind of web application, provided that it can function on a Linux computer system. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to customize any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is free of charge means that you'll have to pay just for your server, and not for any license fees, that will cut down your overall expenses. A vast group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so that if you ever have any kind of problems, or you're simply not sure how to perform a specific task, you'll be able to discover a solution very quickly. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, so you will always have a safe and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is among the Operating System possibilities provided by our VPS hosting plans
. You'll get an efficient, risk-free and reliable machine using a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the selection that you've made during the sign-up process. You'll also be able to select from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin web hosting Control Panels - something, which isn't possible with the other Linux distributions. These options provide you with the opportunity to choose what you'd like to do with the VPS - to host your own Internet sites and to manage the server as a very powerful account, or to set up multiple accounts and give access to other people if, for example, you intend to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you are more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, but with no additional software which is usually installed on it, you are able to purchase a VPS without any Control Panel. This allows you to completely customize the software environment for your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server
packages that we supply, you can select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it's very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels which we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you will be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host all of your personal websites in a single account, to create separate Control Panels for each and every domain name
or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. Also, you can purchase a server with no Control Panel and set up 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 the optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we will perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the package.