Find out more about the CentOS Linux distribution and why it is the OS of choice for a lot of hosting companies.
CentOS is amongst the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems available on the market. It is used by many web hosting suppliers, since it's very stable, reliable and secure, not to mention that it can be customized freely, since it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, for the reason that it is also very quick and takes minimal resources. On top of that, you will be able to install and run any web app, as long as it can run on a Linux machine. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you can edit any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is absolutely free also means that you'll have to pay for your server, and not for any sort of license fees, which will reduce your overall expenses. A huge community 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 in no time. A significant advantage of the OS is also the fact that each release is officially supported and updated for at least 10 years, so you will always have a secure and stable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
You can select CentOS for your brand new VPS server
during the sign-up process. We supply 32-bit and 64-bit releases, to give you the chance to pick the one that will be more suitable for the apps that you want to set up and manage. CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels, and you will have a choice between cPanel, Hepsia and DirectAdmin, based on what you'd like to do - to set up a separate account for every single domain name
hosted on your server and even to start your very own reseller business, or to host all your domains together and manage the server as a single account. You'll also have the choice to acquire your VPS without any Control Panel in case you need a machine with CentOS, yet devoid of the additional software which is provided with the Control Panels. In this way, you can set up web or database servers that are different from the default ones that we provide.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you need a dedicated server
with CentOS, you can take advantage of the packages that we offer, as this OS is one of the options that you will be able to select during the order process. As the software that you need to run may have specific system requirements, we have 32-bit and 64-bit versions of CentOS. CentOS supports a number of hosting Control Panels, and if you acquire a dedicated server with the Hepsia Control Panel, you're able to control the server like you're managing a single very large account, and with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you can have separate accounts for the domain names that you host and can even start a reseller business, as both the Control Panels offer such a functionality. If you add the Managed Services upgrade, we'll also perform OS updates every week and will ensure that your server is safe and it has the latest software at all times, to ensure the best performance for your websites.