Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for many web hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is employed by lots of website hosting providers, because it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also really quick and takes negligible system resources. Furthermore, you can set up and run any kind of web app, provided that it can run on a Linux machine. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can modify any part of the Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is provided for free also means that you will have to pay only for your server, and not for any license fees, that will reduce your overall expenses. A large community of developers and users is behind CentOS, therefore if you ever have any kind of problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you can find a solution very quickly. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of 10 years, which means that you'll always have a secure and reliable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating System possibilities provided by our VPS plans
. You will get an efficient, secure and dependable machine using a 32- or 64-bit OS, depending on the choice that you've made during the sign-up process. You will also be able to choose from the Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin website hosting Control Panels - something, that is not possible with other Linux releases. These options give you the opportunity to decide what you would like to do with the VPS - to host your personal websites and to manage the server as a single very powerful account, or to make a number of accounts and give access to other people if, for example, you wish to start a hosting reseller business. In case you are more experienced and you need a server with CentOS, but without the further software that is usually set up on it, you are able to order a VPS without any Control Panel. This will enable you to fully modify the software environment for your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
When you decide to purchase one of the dedicated server
packages which we offer, you will be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all 3 website hosting Control Panels which we supply - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host all of your personal Internet sites in a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each domain name
or even to resell hosting packages to other people. Also, you can buy a server with no Control Panel and set up any custom software which 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 during the sign-up process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things that are included in the package.