Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for a large number of web hosting companies.
CentOS is amongst the most widely used Linux-based server Operating Systems nowadays. It's employed by a large number of web hosting service providers, because it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, because it is an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, because it is also really quick and takes minimal resources. On top of that, you're able to install and run any kind of web app, provided that it can operate on a Linux device. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you'll be able to edit any part of your Operating System in accordance with your requirements. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you'll need to pay just for your server, but not for any license fees, which will minimize your overall expenses. A vast team of developers and users is behind CentOS, so if you ever experience any kind of problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you can find a solution in no time. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every version is officially supported and updated for no less than 10 years, so you'll always have a secure and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You can select CentOS for your brand new VPS server
through the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, in order to give you the chance to pick the one which is more suitable for the apps that you intend to install and work with. CentOS supports various web hosting Control Panels, so that you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you would like to do - to create a separate account for each and every domain
hosted on the server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all your domains at the same time and control the server as one single account. You will also have the option to purchase the VPS without Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, yet with no extra software which is provided with the Control Panels. In this way, you'll be able to set up web or database servers that are different from the standard ones that we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server will meet the specifications of the apps that you want to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to pick from a couple of hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you'll be able to control the server like a single account regardless of the number of domains that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to generate a separate account for each and every domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you don't select any Control Panel, you will receive your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not have to invest effort and time downloading and installing the latest and most secure software on your dedicated server.