RedHat, and its open source derivative, CentOS, is the most popular distribution of Linux in the enterprise market.
It is backed by RedHat, a multi billion dollar company solely dedicated to adapting Linux to the enterprise world, and they've done a great job at it.
CentOS is highly stable, but also familiar. CentOS does not always adopt the latest and most experimental; they keep in it what they know works well and stable.
The following versions of CentOS are available for deployment in our cloud VPS hosting platform, ColossusCloud:
- CentOS 6
- CentOS 7 (recommended)
- CentOS 8 (coming soon!)
Each distribution of CentOS Linux is supported for quite a long time. During the support period, your CentOS will continue receiving critical security updates.
Here are the expected EOL (End of Life) dates:
- CentOS 5: already reached EOL! Upgrade to CentOS 7!
- CentOS 6: November 30, 2020
- CentOS 7: June 30, 2024
What about cPanel? cPanel is the leading web based software to convert your CentOS operating system into a web hosting management server, making it super easy
to host websites, emails and more. cPanel works only with CentOS, and cPanel is also available at ColossusCloud. If you wish a CentOS VPS with cPanel, just click
on the cPanel option while deploying your CentOS VPS.
And with ColossusCloud, your CentOS VPS will enjoy:
- Very fast network connections, powered by the Internet's top providers, such as Level3, Cogent, Zayo, Telstra and others.
- Xeon E5 CPUs by Intel; Xeon Scalable CPUs coming soon!
- Ceph based distributed, 100% SSD storage for your VPS.
- Fully redundant 10g/40g network.
Looking for the best in CentOS VPS hosting? To buy/deploy your new CentOS virtual server, at affordable and cheap prices, just sign up on the form to the left. You will have a new CentOS VPS
running in just minutes!
To learn more about CentOS and cPanel, visit the following links:
And to learn in great detail what a VPS is, read the article entitled
What is a VPS? It is quite detailed and educational.