CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most reliable and risk-free Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server running some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, which will help you find the reply to any kind of question or problem you have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. This means regular safety and stability updates that will provide a great software setting for all of your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we provide with all our dedicated server plans. During the sign-up process, you'll be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the specifications of the applications that you intend to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to select from several hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to manage the whole server like an individual account irrespective of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to make a different account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you don't choose 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 provide you with weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.