Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the favorite distro of Linux for a variety of web hosts.
CentOS is among the most widespread Linux-based server Operating Systems available on the market. It's preferred by numerous website hosting service providers, as it's very stable, secure and reliable, not to mention that it is freely customizable, since it's an open-source Operating System. CentOS is used for production servers, as it is also really quick and takes minimal resources. What's more, you'll be able to set up and run any web app, as long as it can run on a Linux equipment. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you're able to customize any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is free of charge does mean that you will have to pay only for your server, and not for any sort of license fees, which will minimize your overall expenses. A vast group of developers and users stands behind CentOS, so that if you ever experience any kind of problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a particular task, you'll be able to discover a solution in no time. A significant advantage of the OS is also the fact that every release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, so you'll always have a safe and reliable software environment.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
If you decide to order one of the dedicated server packages which we supply, you'll be able to select the CentOS Operating System for your machine. As it's very light and efficient, you will be able to utilize all the resources for your website. CentOS supports all of the 3 web hosting Control Panels which we provide - Hepsia, cPanel and DirectAdmin. This way, you'll be able to use the dedicated server for any type of purpose - to host your personal websites in just a single account, to make separate Control Panels for each and every domain name or even to resell hosting packages to other people. Also, you can purchase a server with no Control Panel and set up any custom software which you need, in place of the default applications that we install on each machine that is ordered with a Control Panel. When you add our optional Managed Services bundle throughout the signup process or at any later time, we will perform weekly CentOS updates besides the other things that are included in the package.