CentOS dedicated servers are run on this free operating system and distributed based upon the popular Linux kernel. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. Dedicated servers receive a free enterprise class computing platform named CentOS. Its goal is to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its source, Red Hat. CentOS stands for Community Enterprise Operating System.
CentOS is always being developed by a small and growing team of core developers. A large and active user community supports the core developers. This includes system and network administrators, core Linux contributors and Linux enthusiasts from all over the internet around the world.
CentOS dedicated server providers have numerous advantages similar to other Linux and Unix based Operating Systems running on servers such as: an active and growing user community, questioned and answered, tried and tested errata packages, an extensive mirror network, developers who are reachable and responsive, multiple support options including, Mailing Lists, Forums, an extensive FAQ section, and Hosting And Designs L.L.C’s own technical support techs available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
CentOS; the most popular Linux OS
According to computerworld.com, in July 2010, CentOS overtook Debian to become the most popular Linux distribution for web servers, with almost 30% of all Linux web servers using it. But in January 2012, it lost that position to Debian once again according to w3techs.com. (Hosting And Designs L.L.C’s most popular Linux OS with our customers is still CentOS 6.x. as of November 2017.)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is slightly different than CentOS in that it is only available through a paid subscription service that provides access to software updates and varying levels of technical support. The product is largely composed of software packages distributed under either an open source or a free software license and the source code for these packages is made public by Red Hat.
CentOS developers basically take Red Hat’s source code and create a final product that closely resembles Red Hat Enterprise Linux. All of Red Hat’s logos and their branding are removed and altered because Red Hat does not allow them to be redistributed. As a result, the CentOS project has no affiliation with Red Hat. CentOS does not receive any financial or logistical support from Red Hat Enterprise Linux; instead, the CentOS Project relies on donations from users and organizational sponsors.
You may want to check out the CentOS forum available at centos.org for more information on CentOS dedicated servers.
How do I get CentOS?
When you order a CentOS dedicated server with us we will simply install the CentOS operating system for you. All CentOS dedicated servers come with 64 Bit installed. If you have any questions please just contact us and let us know
We offer dual core and quad cores servers running CentOS 6 or CentOS 7. Configurations up to 64GB RAM, dual 2TB SATA drives or larger with up to 1Gbps ports. All CentOS dedicated servers (managed optional and free) come with 10GB off-server backups free of charge. You can also choose if you wish to have an older version of CentOS installed on your server (not recommended).