What Is CentOS?
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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.