CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it is well known as one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you can customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you will need to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the answer to any question or problem you might have. What's more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, that is is much longer than with any alternative operating system. What this means is ordinary protection and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment for your web applications in the long run.

CentOS in VPS Hosting

You'll be able to pick CentOS for your new virtual private server during the registration process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the chance to select the one that is more suitable for the applications that you wish to install and work with. CentOS supports a variety of hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, according to what you wish to do - to create a separate account for each and every domain hosted on your server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all your domain names together and control the whole server as a single account. You'll also have the option to order your VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the extra software that comes with the Control Panels. This way, you can easily set up web or database servers which are different from the default ones that we offer.

CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting

CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we offer with our dedicated server plans. During the signup process, you can choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the requirements of the applications that you intend to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose from several website hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to take care of the entire server like just a single account irrespective of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to make an independent account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you don't select any Control Panel, you'll get the server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't need to spend time and effort downloading and installing the latest and most secure software on your dedicated server.