See why numerous hosting providers go with CentOS as their first pick for a web server OS.
CentOS is amongst the most preferred Linux-based server Operating Systems out there. It is used by a number of website hosting service providers, since it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it is an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also very fast and takes negligible resources. Furthermore, you can install and run any kind of web application, provided that it can run on a Linux machine. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you will be able to change any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free means that you'll have to pay just for your server, but not for any sort of license fees, which will reduce your overall expenses. A large team of developers and users is behind CentOS, and in case you ever experience any kind of problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you will be able to discover a solution right away. An important advantage of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, so that you'll always have a safe and reliable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is available with every single VPS server
that we supply and you will be able to select it through the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Depending on the software which you need to set up and run, you are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version and then your new VPS will be all set shortly after that. CentOS supports all the three hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This allows you to choose if you want to employ the server for your own web sites and to control it as a single large account, or if you want to be able to create many web hosting accounts and resell them to other people. Of course, you can also buy a VPS without any Control Panel and you'll get a server with an Operating System and the Apache web server software, but nothing else on it, so that you can set up only the software that you want for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the plans that we supply, as this OS is one of the options that you will be able to choose during the registration process. As the software that you intend to use can have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit releases of CentOS. CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels, so if you obtain a dedicated server with our Hepsia Control Panel, you can manage the server as if you're managing one very large account, whereas with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you're able to have distinct accounts for the domains that you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels feature such a functionality. In case you add our Managed Services upgrade, we will also perform OS updates weekly and will ensure that your server is protected and has the most up-to-date software all the time, to guarantee the best possible performance for your sites.