CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is well known as one of the most reliable and secure Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, which means that the overall price that you'll need to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux releases is its huge developer community, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you may have. In addition, each version that is released officially is supported for ten years, that's is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is ordinary safety and stability updates which provides a great software setting for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all of our dedicated server
packages. During the signup process, you'll be able to pick from 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 apps that you want to install. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from several web hosting Control Panels, determined by what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you are able to control the whole server like just a single account regardless of the number of domain names
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can generate a different account for each and every domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not 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 supply regular OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't need to invest effort and time downloading and installing the latest and most secure software on the dedicated server.