Discover why many web hosts go with CentOS as their first choose for a hosting server Operating System.
CentOS is one of the most widely used Operating Systems for website hosting servers. It is one of the many Linux distributions in existence, yet what distinguishes it from all the others is the long-term support, which ensures that you'll always have a reliable and protected OS. Each CentOS version that is released is supported for 10 years, that's longer than with another OS on the market. CentOS also has a much larger developer community than other distributions, so if you encounter any kind of problem or have some questions, you'll be able to quickly discover the data which you need. CentOS is considered to be among the best server Operating Systems, as it is very stable and protected, which makes it really reliable even when you host confidential data. Due to the fact that it is open-source, you can modify any part of it and customize it according to your needs, not to mention that the total cost for a CentOS-based server will be lower, since you will not have to pay license fees of any sort.
CentOS in VPS
You will be able to pick CentOS for your brand new virtual private server
during the sign-up process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, in order to give you the opportunity to select the one that will be more suitable for the apps that you intend to set up and run. CentOS supports different web 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
hosted on the server and even to start your own reseller business, or to host all of your domain names at the same time and manage the server as a single account. You will also have the choice to obtain the VPS with no Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, but devoid of the extra software that comes with the Control Panels. In this way, you're able to install web or database servers which are different from the default ones that we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Hosting
If you decide to acquire one of the dedicated server
packages that we provide, you'll be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. In this way, you can use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all of your personal websites in a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You may also buy a server without a Control Panel and install any custom-made 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 registration process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things that are part of the package.