CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most reliable and protected Operating Systems on the market. CentOS is open-source software, so you will be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or changing the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, meaning that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you find the reply to any question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that's is much longer than with any alternative operating system. This means routine safety and stability updates that will provide a reliable software setting for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
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 make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the requirements of the applications that you wish to set up. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to select from a couple of hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to control the server like an individual account irrespective of the number of domains that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to create a separate account for each domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you don't pick any Control Panel, you'll get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer you weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you will not need to spend time and effort downloading and setting up the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.