CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux distributions for servers and it is regarded as one of the most reliable and secure 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 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 total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be lower as compared to the price for a server running an alternative OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you find the reply to any question or problem you have. In addition, each version that's released officially is supported for ten years, that is is much longer than with any other OS. What this means is frequent security and stability updates which will provide a stable software environment for all your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server plans that we provide, you're able to choose the CentOS Operating System for your new machine. As it is very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all of the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you can use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host your personal sites in a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each domain or even to resell hosting packages to other people. Also, you can buy a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle during the sign-up process or at any later time, we'll perform regular CentOS updates besides the other things that are part of the package.