See why many hosting suppliers go with CentOS as their first pick for a hosting server OS.
CentOS is amongst the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems on the market. It is used by a number of hosting service providers, since it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, because it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also really quick and takes minimal system resources. What's more, you will be able to set up and run any web application, provided that it can run on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you are able to modify any part of the Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is provided for free means that you will have to pay just for your server, but not for any sort of license fees, which will cut down your overall expenses. A huge team of developers and users stands behind CentOS, therefore if you ever have any kind of problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a specific task, you will be able to find a solution right away. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, so that you will always have a secure and reliable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
If you get one of our virtual private server
plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System choices on the sign-up page. You will be able to choose to install either the 32-bit or the 64-bit release of CentOS, based on the software that you wish to set up later. Unlike other Linux releases, CentOS supports different hosting Control Panels as well, so you'll be able to select Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed during the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, and so on. When you'd like to have a VPS for some other purpose or if you'd like to install different software on it, you are able to order your server without Control Panel and you will get a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you'll enjoy a secure and reliable hosting service for all your Internet sites.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers Hosting
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server
packages which we supply, you will be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. Due to the fact that it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your Internet site. CentOS supports all of the 3 hosting Control Panels that we offer - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for virtually any purpose - to host all your personal sites in a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each and every domain
or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. You may also obtain a server with no Control Panel and install any custom 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 throughout the registration process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things that are included in the bundle.