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CentOS is a free Linux operating system distribution derived entirely from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS is designed for those who are looking for the familiarity of Red Hat without the cost of enterprise support from Red Hat. The choice of CentOS over other distributions of Linux such as Debian will mostly be due to familiarity of the particular distribution with your development team. CentOS uses the package management system called the YellowDog Updater Modified (YUM). YUM is a package manager that can install and remove programs for rpm based systems. CentOS also includes distributions with cPanel/WHM that can be download directly.
CentOS excels because its default operating environment. It offers a 5 year support cycle which means it will be compatible with more web browsers for longer periods of time than operating systems with shorter support cycles. While an infinite number of programs can be installed on CentOS, by default, it comes with very few programs. This simplicity can make your web application run faster by having only the necessary web components loaded on your server. CentOS hosting is considered to be very stable. It is stable because of its slow migration to newer kernels. This is good for a web server environment because there will be less chance of new kernels breaking the dependencies of user applications.
SingleHop can assist building a CentOS server configuration that will bring your web applications to the next level. Just ask a sales consultant for help in choosing the Linux CentOS server that’s best for your application.