CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the best Linux releases for servers and it is recognized as one of the most reliable and safe Operating Systems available. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you're able to personalize it in whatever way you see fit, adding and removing packages or modifying the code of all of them. It is also free to distribute and use, so you won't need to pay any license fees, which means that the total price that you will have to pay for a server running CentOS will be cheaper than the price for a server working with an alternative OS. What makes CentOS unique among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, that will help you get the answer to any question or problem you may have. What's more, each version that is released officially is supported for 10 years, which is a lot longer than with any other operating system. What this means is frequent safety and stability updates which will provide a dependable software environment for all of your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Web Hosting
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems that we offer with all our dedicated server
plans. Throughout the signup process, you will be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and make sure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the applications that you wish to install. Unlike other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose from a couple of website hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you can manage the entire server like just a single account whatever the number of domain names
that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you are able to make a different account for each domain, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you do not choose any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, as the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also provide you with regular OS updates included in our own Managed Services package, so you will not need to devote effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most secure software on the dedicated server.