CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the top Linux releases for servers and it's well known as one of the most stable and secure Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you are able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of all of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you will not have to pay any kind of license fees, which means that the total price that you'll have to pay for a server making use of CentOS will be cheaper as compared to the price for a server running another OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer community, which will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. In addition, each version which is released officially is supported for 10 years, that is is a lot longer than with any alternative OS. What this means is frequent security and stability updates that will provide a stable software setting for all your web applications in the long run.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we provide with all of our dedicated server plans. Throughout the registration process, you'll be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit release of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the apps that you'd like to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to choose between a couple of website hosting Control Panels, based on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for example, you can take care of the whole server like an individual account regardless of the number of domain names which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to generate an independent account for each and every domain name, that can give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. In case you do not pick any Control Panel, you will receive 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 need to invest effort and time downloading and setting up the most current and most secure software on the dedicated server.