Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS of choice for a lot of hosting providers.
CentOS is among the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It's used by a number of web hosting service providers, as 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, because it's also very quick and takes minimal resources. What's more, you'll be able to set up and run any web application, as long as it can run on a Linux machine. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to adjust any part of your Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free does mean that you'll need to pay for your server, but not for any kind of license fees, that will minimize your overall expenses. A vast group of developers and users is behind CentOS, so that in case you ever experience any kind of problems, or you are simply not sure how to perform a particular task, you will be able to find a solution in no time. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You will be able to select CentOS for your new VPS server
through the sign-up process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the option to select the one which will be more suitable for the applications that you wish to install and manage. CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, depending on what you wish to do - to set up a separate account for every single domain
hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domains together and manage the server as a single account. You will also have the choice to buy the VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, but with no additional software that is provided with the Control Panels. This way, you can set up web or database servers that are different from the default ones which we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we provide with our dedicated server
packages. During the sign-up process, you will be able to choose from 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 want to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from a couple of web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you can take care of the whole server like just a single account regardless of the number of domains which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to make a separate account for each and every domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. In case you do not select any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide you with weekly OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.