Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for a large number of hosting companies.
CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux distributions for servers and it's recognized as being one of the most dependable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to customize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or updating the program code of any of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be much lower as compared to the price for a server working with some other OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, that will help you find the answer to any question or problem you have. Furthermore, each version which is released officially is supported for a decade, which is a lot longer than with any other OS. This means ordinary protection and stability updates which provides a dependable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems that we supply with our dedicated server packages. During the sign-up process, you can choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server matches the requirements of the applications that you want to set up. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from several web hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you will be able to control the whole server like just a single account irrespective of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to make a different account for each domain, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you do not pick any Control Panel, you will get the server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide regular OS updates as part of our own Managed Services package, so you won't have to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on the dedicated server.