Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Discover why it is the preferred distro of Linux for a variety of web hosting companies.
CentOS is among the most popular Linux-based server Operating Systems available on the market. It's preferred by lots of website hosting suppliers, as it is very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source OS. CentOS is used for production servers, because it's also very fast and takes minimal system resources. Furthermore, you're able to set up and run any web app, as long as it can run on a Linux machine. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to update any part of your Operating System according to your requirements. The fact that CentOS is free of charge also means that you'll need to pay for your server, but not for any sort of license fees, which will minimize your overall expenses. A large 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'll be able to discover a solution in no time. A significant benefit of the OS is also the fact that every single version is officially supported and updated for a minimum of 10 years, so you will always have a secure and dependable software environment.
CentOS in VPS Servers
CentOS is offered with every single VPS server
that we supply and you will be able to select it during the order process from among a couple of other Operating Systems. Determined by the software which you need to set up and run, you are able to select between the 32-bit and the 64-bit version then your new VPS will be up and running soon after that. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels that we supply - cPanel, DirectAdmin and Hepsia. This will allow you to choose if you'd like to employ the server for your personal websites and to manage it as one large account, or if you want to be able to make numerous website hosting accounts and eventually resell them to others. Of course, you can also purchase a VPS with no Control Panel and you will get a server with an OS and the Apache web server software, but no other thing on it, so that you can install only the software that you need for your apps.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to buy one of the dedicated server
plans which we offer, you are able to pick the CentOS Operating System for your machine. Since it's very light and quick, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your website. CentOS supports all three website hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you are able to use the dedicated server for any kind of purpose - to host all of your personal websites in just a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each and every domain name
or even to resell web hosting plans to other people. Also, you can obtain a server devoid of Control Panel and install any custom-made software which you need, in place 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 throughout the signup process or at any later time, we'll perform weekly CentOS updates besides all the other things which are included in the package.