Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Read why it is the favorite distro of Linux for the majority of web hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the preferred Operating Systems for website hosting servers. It is one of the numerous Linux releases available, but what differentiates it from the rest is the long-term support, which ensures that you will always have a dependable and protected OS. Each CentOS version that is released is supported for 10 years, which is much longer than with almost every other OS on the market. CentOS also has a much larger developer community than other distributions, so in the event you experience any kind of problem or have some questions, you will be able to instantly discover the details which you need. CentOS is considered to be among the best server Operating Systems, due to the fact that it is very stable and secure, that makes it very reliable even when you host sensitive data. Since it is open-source, you are able to modify each and every part of it and customize it according to your needs, not to mention that the overall cost for a CentOS-based server will be lower, because you will not have to pay license fees of any type.
CentOS in VPS Hosting
You'll be able to select CentOS for your brand new virtual private server
through the signup process. We provide 32-bit and 64-bit releases, in order to give you the opportunity to choose the one which is more suitable for the applications that you would like to install and run. CentOS supports different website hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you'd like to do - to make a separate account for every single domain
hosted on your server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all of your domains at the same time and control the whole server as one single account. You'll also have the choice to obtain your VPS without any Control Panel if you need a machine with CentOS, yet without the additional software which comes with the Control Panels. This way, you can easily set up web or database servers that are different from the standard ones that we offer.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
You will be able to obtain CentOS with each and every dedicated server
which we offer, as 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are among the options which you're able to choose on our order page. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we offer, so you'll be able to pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on your server. The first is suitable for less experienced users who need a powerful hosting solution, considering that a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like one very large account, while the other two Control Panels will enable you to create numerous hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the hosting space. If you want CentOS without any additional software, you'll be able to pick a server setup without Control Panel at all. You can then add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that features weekly CentOS updates.