CentOS is one of the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems on the market. It's employed by a lot of web hosting suppliers, since it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it is an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also really quick and takes negligible system resources. In addition, you are able to install and run any kind of web application, provided that it can run on a Linux equipment. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you can update any part of the Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free does mean that you will have to pay for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, which will cut down your overall expenses. A large team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, therefore if you ever encounter any kind of problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a certain task, you will be able to find a solution right away. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every version is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, which means that you will always have a safe and reliable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to pick CentOS for your brand new virtual private server during the sign-up process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit versions, to give you the option to choose the one that will be more suitable for the applications that you intend to install and manage. CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you wish to do - to create a separate account for each domain name hosted on the server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all your domain names at the same time and control the whole server as a single account. You will also have the choice to obtain the VPS without Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, however with no extra software which comes with the Control Panels. This way, you will be able to install web or database servers which are different from the standard ones that we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server packages that we offer, you'll be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. As it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you can use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all of your personal websites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You can also get a server with no Control Panel and set up any custom-made software that you need, instead of the default apps that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add the optional Managed Services bundle during the registration process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things which are part of the bundle.