CentOS is short for Community Enterprise Operating System. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it's well known as one of the most stable and risk-free Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you'll be able to customize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any kind of license fees, meaning that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be more affordable than the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you might have. What's even more, each version which is released officially is supported for ten years, which is a lot longer than with any other operating system. This means routine protection and stability updates which will provide a great software setting for your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server plans which we offer, you'll be able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. As it is very light and fast, you will be able to utilize all of the system resources for your site. CentOS supports all three hosting Control Panels that we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. Thus, you are able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host your personal Internet sites in just a single account, to set up separate Control Panels for each domain name or even to resell hosting packages to other people. You can also buy a server devoid of Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, instead of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. If you add the optional Managed Services bundle during the signup process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things that are part of the bundle.