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What Is CentOS?

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What Is?A virtual private server can have two major operating systems. These are the Linux OS and the Windows OS. Linux OS seems to be preferred by many users since it’s completely free to use, unlike Windows, which requires a license. Meanwhile, Microsoft is known to safeguard its Windows system by encrypting its software, something that several users aren’t fond of.

A Linux OS can practically be any distribution based on the Linux kernel, including CentOS Linux. So, in other words, a CentOS VPS is a virtual private server with the CentOS Linux distribution installed.

CentOS stands for Community Enterprise Operating System and is an open-source operating system based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux, also known as RHEL.

CentOS Linux is popular because it’s easy to use (for a Linux distribution), open-source, and highly reliable. And when users install its commercial edition, RHEL, CentOS boasts robust security that protects sensitive data.

CentOS was first created in 2004, and since then, developers have updated the operating system, releasing many versions. To sum up, if you’re looking for a stable and secure Linux distribution for your VPS server, CentOS is a great choice.

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CentOS Linux VPS Best Features

CentOS Linux has many great features you should take advantage of immediately. These are:


  • Customizable templates: Our CentOS Linux VPS hosting provides users with a choice of different versions, as well as a range of customizable new and old templates to suit your site’s needs. CentOS Linux is known for being a stable and secure OS, ideal for hosting websites and online applications.
  • Live backups: Live backups enable CentOS users to create backups of your server while running, ensuring no downtime during the backup process. This is a critical feature for businesses that rely on their servers for their services. Live backups enable users to restore their server safely and quickly return to its previous state in case of issues like bugs.
  • Flexible payment options: That’s right. We offer flexible billing options for our customers. They can choose how long they want to keep their server on and how often they want to be billed. In other words, they can choose their subscription plan and end it whenever they like.
  • Access your CentOS Linux VPS from anywhere: Private networking allows users to securely connect their server using a private IP address, making it great for remote access, VPNs, and similar network-based services. They can also access their CentOS Linux from anywhere in the world, 24/7.
  • Easy-to-use control panel Thanks to our easy-to-use control panel, you can remotely manage your CentOS Linux system and VPS server. You can also easily set up and manage your firewall to ensure your server and sensitive data are protected against unauthorized access and cyber-attacks at all times.

If these reasons weren’t enough, know that we offer a 7-day risk-free trial to test our CentOS services and verify how we beat the competition.

Why CentOS?

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Why You Should Consider Using CentOS

Why?Even though we recommend CentOS Linux VPS for almost every user, there are some things you should consider before jumping into CentOS.

For starters, CentOS Stream Linux runs on systems with high processing power, meaning it’d be preferable to go for 64-bit VPS servers. Also, in case you were wondering whether you could run CentOS together with Windows, know that even though it’s possible to install CentOS Stream on Windows, this will require plenty of resources — you’d have to upgrade to a very expensive rig. That said, generally, it’s easier to set up CentOS (an RHEL clone) on Windows than a Linux system because Linux requires a way more technical setup.

In every case, what you choose is up to you. If your system is powerful enough, has Windows installed on it, and feel comfortable handling the CentOS linux distro, by all means, go for it!

VPS, Dedicated Server, Shared Hosting, and Where CentOS Stands

Dedicated ServerIn today’s business world, providers try to get consumers’ attention via online awareness. However, once sellers successfully bring people back to their sites; they face a new problem: The management of overcrowded website visitors. This is where a virtual server (VPS) comes in.

A virtual private server is a popular server choice, although it has two strong competitors — dedicated server and shared hosting.

Now, a VPS Linux server is hosted on a physical server and uses a partition, known as a hypervisor, to separate different virtual private servers, which, in turn, are allocated to different uses. Each one of these VPS servers shares different resources, including disk space, CPU power, bandwidth, and RAM. Moreover, in shared hosting, multiple servers share the same resources provided by a service provider, while in dedicated hosting, a single user has exclusive access to an entire physical machine.

The level of resource sharing affects the performance rate of the server, though. So, keep this in mind when trying to decide whether to go with shared or dedicated hosting. VPS hosting is like an intermediary option between shared and dedicated hosting.

And it’s also usually more affordable and efficient. A reputable VPS provider, like us, can offer the same – if not better – level of server available in a dedicated server at a lower cost for a VPS.

CentOS is a Linux distribution that can be installed on your physical or virtual server and lets you use and configure it. CentOS is an open-source operating system and is usually preferred over Windows for servers because of its high customizability and low cost (i.e., CentOS is free to obtain).

What Are the Benefits of CentOs Stream for CentOS Users

BenefitsCentOs Linux VPS, or just a virtual private server with CentOS Linux as an operating system, is a great choice if you’re looking for a flexible hosting solution. In every case, there are numerous benefits to using CentOS as the operating system for your server. For example, CentOS guarantees easy scalability, root access, security, and support for multiple coding languages (perfect for software development).

Perhaps the most significant advantage of CentOS is how scalable it is. As your business and company grow, you will need more resources to meet increased demand — which is cool! CentOS enables you to easily upgrade your server resources without disrupting service. Your business will quickly adjust to changing market conditions and consumer needs.

Another great thing about CentOS Linux is root access. Most people usually omit this feature, but that’s wrong. Root access lets you configure your server, giving you great control over your hosting environment. For instance, root access allows you to change the control panel and system settings or install your software packages. Such a level of control is crucial for businesses looking to expand and tailor their hosting solutions to meet their specific needs and requirements.

Security is also critical when it comes to the server environment. Fortunately, CentOS provides maximum security for your company’s and customers’ sensitive data and has built-in tools to protect your files from unauthorized access, like firewalls, DDoS protection, and more. In other words, CentOS Linux has all the features you need to protect your server from external attacks and ensure that the security system will never be breached.

Last but not least, CentOS supports multiple coding languages, like Perl, Python, and PHP, as well as a handy interface, making it a superb choice for developing web apps. Thanks to this support for coding languages, you can create and manage various apps on your server. Further, CentOS provides stability and neat functions for web hosting. This makes it a popular choice for developers and people using VPS servers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is CentOS a VPS?

Not at all. CentOS is not a virtual private server. CentOS is a popular Linux distribution — an operating system — that can be installed on a computer or a virtual private server (VPS) machine. CentOS is mainly used to operate your computer or for hosting sites, web apps, and other online services.

How to Use CentOS on VPS?

To use CentOS on a VPS, you’d have to sign up for a VPS subscription and hosting that offers CentOS as an OS option (what we do, in other words).

After you’ve subscribed to the VPS provider of your choice, you can install CentOS on your VPS server. Then, you can install or configure your software and manage your server using the command line or the control panel.

What OS Should I Use for VPS?

What operating system you will choose for your VPS depends entirely on your needs. Some popular OS options are open-source distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, CentOS, and Windows. In every case, it’s pivotal to consider factors like security measures, ease of use, reliability, and compatibility with software when choosing an operating system for your VPS server.

Why Is CentOS Better than Ubuntu?

Both CentOS and Ubuntu are distributions based on the Linux kernel with their pros and cons. Whether CentOS is better than Ubuntu or vice versa depends on your needs, requirements, and preferences. For example, if you intend to install an OS on your VPS server, then CentOS is a fine choice because it’s known for being stable and secure and offering long-term support. On the contrary, Ubuntu is chosen because of its ease of use (not that it’s challenging to use CentOS) and frequent, almost daily updates.

Does CentOS Stand For Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

CentOS means Community Enterprise Operating System and is a free and open-source OS based on Linux and the open-source software code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). RHEL is based on the Debian Linux family tree, and it includes some of the most well-known and widely used Linux distros, like Oracle Linux, Rocky Linux, CentOS Linux 8, and CentOS Stream.

Has CentOS 8 Been Discontinued?

Yes, it has been discontinued since December 2020. CentOS Linux 8 was replaced by CentOS Stream, a rolling-release operating system based on RHEL.

Also, CentOS is considered an RHEL clone with an active CentOS community (also known as the CentOS project) and CentOS governing board that works together to keep the OS updated and secure.

Is CentOS 6.9 Still Supported or CentOS Stream?

Unfortunately, no. CentOS 6.9 is not supported anymore. It was discontinued in November 2020 and no longer receives security updates or bug fixes. CentOS Stream is the current CentOS version, and it receives regular updates.

What Is the EOL of CentOS?

The end-of-life (EOL) of CentOS was December 2021. After this date, there were no further updates or security support for CentOS Linux 8 (the last version of CentOS). However, CentOS Stream was released shortly after the discontinuation of CentOS 8 and continues to receive updates. To put it differently, CentOS Stream is the current CentOS distribution.

Moreover, keep in mind that CentOS has an active CentOS community, ready to answer any query in seconds, making this Linux distro stand out from other open-source Linux distributions, like Oracle or Rocky Linux.

Choose Your Perfect CentOS Stream Packages

Stream PackagesWhen selecting CentOS as your operating system for your VPS server, you’d have to consider your exact needs rather than copy the server setup of your friend or colleague. Like us, web hosting companies with excellent reputations can easily customize a server to meet your site's needs.

For example, a hosting server can require up to 16 GB of RAM for optimal performance. However, the minimum amount of RAM needed is 4 GB. Regardless, choosing the package with enough horsepower to support your website and enough room to scale in due time is crucial.

Also, the target audience influences the disk space required to prevent your site from crashing during heavy traffic. And it’s important as well to carefully consider the type of CentOS needed, as there are versions of the operating system available: 32-bit and 64-bit. Each one offers a different amount of storage space to users.