Get familiar with the CentOS Operating System. Learn why it is the preferred distro of Linux for the majority of web hosts.
CentOS is among the most widely used Linux-based server Operating Systems to choose from. It is preferred by a number of website hosting providers, because it's 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 is also very quick and takes negligible system resources. Also, you can set up and run any kind of web app, provided that it can function on a Linux computer system. If you use a CentOS-powered server, you can update any part of your Operating System according to your specifications. The fact that CentOS is provided for free does mean that you will need to pay just for your server, and not for any license fees, which will cut down your overall expenses. A huge group of developers and users is behind CentOS, so that in case you ever experience any kind of problems, or you're simply unsure how to perform a certain task, you'll be able to discover a solution right away. An important benefit of the OS is also the fact that each and every release is officially supported and updated for a minimum of ten years, so that you will always have a secure and reliable software environment.
CentOS in Dedicated Servers
CentOS is among the Operating Systems which we offer with our dedicated server
plans. During the signup process, you will be able to choose from the 32-bit and the 64-bit version of the OS and ensure that the software environment on your new server meets the specifications of the applications that you'd like to install. In contrast to other Operating Systems, CentOS will also allow you to choose between several website hosting Control Panels, according to what you need the server for. With Hepsia, for instance, you are able to control the server like a single account regardless of the number of domains
which you host, while with cPanel and DirectAdmin, you'll be able to generate a different account for each and every domain name, which will give you the opportunity to start a web hosting reseller business. If you don't choose any Control Panel, you will get your server with CentOS only, since the software that comes with the Control Panels won't be installed. We also offer regular OS updates as part of our Managed Services package, so you won't have to spend effort and time downloading and setting up the most recent and most protected software on your dedicated server.