Learn more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it's the OS of choice for numerous hosting providers.
CentOS is one of the most sought after Linux-based server Operating Systems to choose from. It's employed by many web 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 is also really quick and takes negligible resources. What's more, you're able to install and run any web application, provided that it can operate on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can edit any part of your Operating System in accordance with your needs. The fact that CentOS is free of charge does mean that you'll need to pay just for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, which will reduce your overall expenses. A vast group of developers and users is behind CentOS, so in case you ever encounter any problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a specific task, you can discover a solution very quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every release is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, so you'll always have a secure and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You can pick CentOS for your brand new VPS server
through the signup process. We offer 32-bit and 64-bit versions, so as to give you the chance to pick the one that will be more suitable for the applications that you would like to set up and manage. CentOS supports multiple web hosting Control Panels, so you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you would like to do - to make a separate account for each domain
hosted on your server and even to start your reseller business, or to host all your domains at the same time and control the entire server as one single account. You will also have the choice to purchase your VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, however devoid of the extra software that 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 default ones which we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
You are able to obtain CentOS with each dedicated server
which we supply, because 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are some of the options which you will be able to choose on the registration page. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels that we offer, so that you are able to pick Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be set up on the server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who require a powerful website hosting solution, because a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a large account, whereas the other two Control Panels enable you to set up multiple website hosting accounts on the server and even to resell the website hosting space. If you need CentOS without any additional software, you can choose a server setup with no Control Panel at all. You can then add only the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.