Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for a variety of web hosting companies.
CentOS is one of the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems today. It is employed by a lot of hosting service providers, because it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it can be customized freely, because it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, because it is also very quick and takes minimal system resources. Also, you're able to set up and run any kind of web application, as long as it can function on a Linux equipment. When you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to customize any part of the Operating System according to your needs. The fact that CentOS is provided for free means that you will need to pay for your server, but not for any license fees, that will lower your overall expenses. A huge group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so that if you ever encounter any kind of problems, or you are simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you will be able to find a solution very quickly. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every release is officially supported and updated for at least ten years, so that you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is one of the Operating Systems which we provide with all our dedicated server packages. During the sign-up process, you will be able to choose between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server matches the requirements of the apps that you want to set up. Compared to other Operating Systems, CentOS also allows you to pick from various web hosting Control Panels, depending on what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you're able to manage the server like an individual account whatever the number of domain names that you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you will be able to create an independent account for each domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a hosting reseller business. If you do not pick any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels will not be installed. We also offer you weekly OS updates included in our Managed Services package, so you won't have to devote effort and time downloading and installing the most current and most protected software on the dedicated server.