CentOS is short for Community Enterprise OS. This is one of the leading Linux releases for servers and it is regarded as being one of the most stable and safe Operating Systems out there. CentOS is open-source software, which means that you will be able to personalize it in any way you see fit, adding and removing packages or altering the program code of any of them. It's also free to distribute and use, so you won't have to pay any license fees, which means that the overall 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 some other OS. What makes CentOS stand out among other Linux distributions is its huge developer society, which will help you discover the answer to any kind of question or problem you have. What's more, each version that's released officially is supported for a decade, that is is longer than with any other OS. This means ordinary safety and stability updates that will provide a dependable software environment for your web apps in the long run.
CentOS in VPS Web Hosting
If you acquire one of our virtual private server plans, you will see CentOS as one of the Operating System options on the registration page. You can decide to set up either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version of CentOS, determined by the software that you need to set up later. Unlike other Linux releases, CentOS supports different web hosting Control Panels as well, so you'll be able to pick Hepsia, cPanel or DirectAdmin, each of which can be installed through the VPS creation, along with web server software, MySQL server software, etcetera. If you'd like to have a VPS for a different purpose or if you'd like to have different software on it, you will be able to order your server with no Control Panel and you will obtain a machine with CentOS and the Apache web server software only. With a CentOS-powered virtual server from us, you will enjoy a safe and reliable hosting service for your Internet sites.