The typical installation of CentOS as performed in this tutorial will be based on the CentOS 7 DVD ISO image. You can burn the image to a DVD or copy it to a bootable USB drive. The installation covers the process of installing CentOS 7 on UEFI based machine. The same installation procedure can be successfully applied on old BIOS motherboards or on UEFI systems with Legacy Mode or CSM (Compatibility Support Module) option enabled.
Servers with the Windows operating system installed typically support only Windows or Microsoft-based technologies, including ASP.NET, MSSQL, MS Access, and Visual Basic. Windows is particularly useful for the gaming industry, in addition to other software and hardware compatibility. Windows can run on nearly any processor, while Linux is recommended to run with Intel processors. One thing to keep in mind as you shop for Windows hosting: The operating system chews through a lot of computing resources, so look for plans that don’t cut corners on RAM.
These updates allow for increased control over the dissemination of resources in virtualized environments, greater flexibility in cloud server deployment, added administrative control and security, improved storage capabilities through the utilization of iSCSI, as well as accelerated I/O and packet steering to improve network throughput by as much as 30 percent, Red Hat announced with the release of RHEL 6.2.
Automate regulatory compliance and security configuration remediation across your system and within containers with OpenSCAP, Red Hat’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-certified scanner that checks and remediates against vulnerabilities and configuration security baselines, including against National Checklist Program content for PCI-DSS, DISA STIG, and more. Additionally, centralize and scale out configuration remediation across your entire hybrid environment with the broader Red Hat management portfolio.
Throughout most of the 1990's, tech pundits, largely unaware of Linux's potential, dismissed it as a computer hobbyist project, unsuitable for the general public's computing needs. Through the efforts of developers of desktop management systems such as KDE and GNOME, office suite project OpenOffice.org and the Mozilla web browser project, to name only a few, there are now a wide range of applications that run on Linux and it can be used by anyone regardless of his/her knowledge of computers. Those curious to see the capabilities of Linux can download a live CD version called Knoppix . It comes with everything you might need to carry out day-to-day tasks on the computer and it needs no installation. It will run from a CD in a computer capable of booting from the CD drive. Those choosing to continue using Linux can find a variety of versions or "distributions" of Linux that are easy to install, configure and use. Information on these products is available in our distribution section and can be found by selecting the mainstream/general public category.
Aside from Web Hosting servers, Linux is often used as the operating system of choice when it comes to Dedicated Servers. By offering Linux Dedicated Hosting servers, a hosting provider can offer lower prices due to the lack of license fees and can also offer customized kernels, making the servers more secure, since the provider already knows what hardware components will be used.

It doesn’t matter if this is your first server, or your next server, we recognize that it’s a major undertaking to launch your project flawlessly on a Dedicated Server. Our IT Professionals are here to offload your complex tasks such as transferring your application or website (Site Migration) to our servers, email server setup, application installation, enhanced server security setup or website caching. Other customers have used this service to optimize their projects and get even better performance out of their server. We can help optimize your site, stack and many well-known platforms including:


By choosing dedicated CentOS server hosting, you get the total use of a Linux CentOS server. It's an ideal solution for sites with high traffic volumes, sensitive customer content or those in need of secure e-commerce Linux applications. We specialize in  premium dedicated CentOS servers: Premium server hardware! Premium Internet Bandwidth! Premium support services!
Start by understanding the difference between a Linux server and a Windows server. When you select a Linux server, your dedicated web server will run on an open-source software operating system that has been around since the early 1990s. Today, Linux is actually the most popular choice in operating system for those in need of software for their dedicated server. This remains true not just for dedicated servers for business websites or email hosting, but for gaming and other applications as well.
InMotion's Dedicated Servers are now using Solid State Drives (SSDs), a type of hard drive that uses no mechanical parts and provides substantial performance upgrades from traditional spinning drives. Solid State Drives give you faster read/write speeds, can handle more disk requests and can push through significantly more data than a standard Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
As of 2008, 443 out of every 500 supercomputers in the world are running a Linux Distribution. The advantages of running a Linux Dedicated Server are various. The Linux kernel, being open-source based, is customizable and editable by everyone - this way server administrators can modify it according to their own needs. Linux dedicated servers have also proven to be more reliable, secure and stable than their main competitor, the Windows Server.
Perfect for handling mission-critical websites, applications and databases. It's the best solution for companies that want the power and performance of their own servers without the high cost and administrative headaches of running their own data centers. GV Enterprise plans for Red Hat, which include GalaxyVisions' Core Managed Services, feature one or two quad-core Intel Xeon processors, ranging from 2GHz to 3GHz, for performance that can handle even the most demanding requirements. A variety of storage options are also available ranging from 73GB drives to 2x146GB SCSI drives. Every plan comes with a minimum 4 gigabytes of RAM, full root access, free cPanel or Plesk with Fantastico, three useable IP addresses, personalized MRTG graphs for monitoring traffic and a 100 megabit per second dedicated network port. 

Because CentOS is the free version of Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), it does not come with any support by default, like you might expect from RHEL. That said, there are many third parties who are capable of supporting CentOS. Your hosting provider can certainly provide support for you, or if you need additional assistance, you can always contract with one of many third party management companies.

Customers can easily manage their shared account from a web browser thanks to our intuitive control panel. With cPanel & WHM, kickstarting your Hosting business has never been simpler! Whether you are managing one, or hundreds, of servers and/or websites, cPanel’s user-friendly interface allows you to customize your web hosting experience to fit your needs.
Designed for people who want their online services to be managed by our experts, so they don’t have to worry about maintenance, updates, upgrades and renewals. Our Dedicated Server management packages can be applied to all of our servers, and we can tailor your solution to suit your budget. From Security hardening, through to fully managed solutions.
That flexibility in supporting customers is mirrored in Liquid Web’s dedicated server plans. In addition to eight single- and dual-core processor configurations, the company’s Solutions Architects will work with customers to design a custom environment tailored to their website or application’s needs. Liquid Web offers Plesk in the fully managed Windows dedicated servers.
Yes! You are able to upgrade your current account to a Dedicated Server at any time. We would apply any amount left on your current contract to the cost of the upgrade and we will move everything for you for free from your current account to the new server. Keep in mind since you would be moving from one server to another, a small amount of downtime can occur during the process. We will work with you to make it as painless as possible.
Server managed service is something that you should be very specific about. This is what will ensure the availability and the performance of the server. Be a little detailed while explaining the service that you require as this will help the service provider meet your requirements in the best possible way. We offer managed services support on network level, OS level, application level, back up and DR level.
Our favorite host for managed servers, however, is InMotion Hosting. Coupled with SSDs that produce 20x faster hosting services, InMotion provides scalability, flexibility, and reliability. The company’s managed hosting team handles security patches and updates for the operating system and cPanel, guaranteeing faulty hardware replacement in two hours or less.
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