Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the preferred distro of Linux for a lot of hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's regarded as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, so you're able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among various other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that 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 ten years, which is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. This means ordinary security and stability updates that will provide a great software setting for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
You'll be able to obtain CentOS with each dedicated server which we provide, because 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the OS are some of the options that you will be able to choose on the order page. CentOS supports all three web hosting Control Panels that we supply, which means that you will be able to choose Hepsia, DirectAdmin or cPanel to be installed on the server. The first one is appropriate for less experienced users who require a powerful web hosting solution, because a Hepsia-equipped server is controlled like a very large account, while the other two Control Panels allow you to generate a number of web hosting accounts on your server and even to resell the hosting space. If you need CentOS with no additional software, you're able to select a server setup without Control Panel at all. After that you can add just the software that you need. We also offer a Managed Services upgrade, that includes weekly CentOS updates.