Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for the majority of hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is used by a lot of web hosting suppliers, because it is very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it's also very fast and takes negligible system resources. What's more, you are able to install and run any kind of web app, provided that it can run on a Linux equipment. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to edit any part of your Operating System according to your requirements. The fact that CentOS is free of charge means that you'll have to pay just for your server, and not for any kind of license fees, which will minimize your overall expenses. A vast team of developers and users is behind CentOS, so in case 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 quickly. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each version is officially supported and updated for no less than ten years, so that you will always have a safe and dependable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is accessible with every single VPS server
that we provide and you will be able to select it through the order process from among several other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you need to install and run, you are able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be online soon after that. CentOS supports all 3 web hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This enables you to choose if you would like to use the server for your personal web sites and to manage it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to make various website hosting accounts and resell them to others. Of course, you can also obtain a VPS with no Control Panel and you will get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can set up only the software that you need for your applications.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans which we offer, because this OS is one of the options which you're able to pick during the registration process. As the software that you would like to run can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS is compatible with numerous hosting Control Panels, which means that if you obtain a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you can control the server as if you're managing one large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to have distinct accounts for the domains
that you host and can even start a reseller business, since the two Control Panels feature such a functionality. When you add our Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS upgrades on a weekly basis and will ensure that your server is secure and has the most up-to-date software at all times, so as to guarantee the best performance for your websites.